The term Braille Printers commonly refers to a group of electronic machines that emboss braille on paper. Complete listings and descriptions of the technologies and capacities of the various commercially available machines would fill a website by itself. The majority of braille material is produced with computer-driven embossers that in one way or another make individual braille dots. Many of them produce braille on both sides of the page (interpoint braille). Many have the ability to produce various sized braille characters to comply with standards from different countries. Some have the ability to produce both braille characters and tactile graphics simultaneously.
To produce a large number of the same document (1000 plus) some organizations etch zinc plates and stamp the pages. This expensive process is reserved for only the highest production runs. (See Braille Embosser.)