BasePac 10 with Braille option

Embroidering Textiles with Braille

BasePac 10 with the optional Braille extension offers a special patented embroidery technique with which all textiles can be embroidered with Braille characters.

Braille characters embroidery

Compared with the usual embroidery techniques, the necessary convexity is brought about to guarantee the legibility of the individual dots of the Braille printing. 


Essential information whether initials for the identification of class uniforms, colour indications or care instructions can be embroidered onto all textiles.

The embroidered guidance hardly modifies the fabric and neither reduces wear comfort nor care.

Braille for textiles

Visually impaired people are facing a lot of problems. To manage these difficulties, they always need innovative ideas to alleviate their everyday routine.

With a new, patented procedure, texts and symbols are embroiderable in Braille by ZSK embroidery machines. That will simplify orientation in the daily-life of many blind people.


Choosing clothes is important for many blind persons. They see less to nothing, but they are seen remarkably well in most cases.

Therefore, it is important, to be able to trust in their outfit. They need assistance with the choice of their apparel.


Embroidered indications enable blind people to handle this situation on their own. They do not need any longer inaccurate and expensive technical devices, like color or barcode scanners.

Non-textile differentiators, like metal- or plastic-sheets become dispensable. They limit wear comfort and care of the garments and there is always a risk of damaging the textiles with foreign materials in the washer or drier.

Braille embroidery for mass products

Embroidered Braille as a mass-product

Embroidering Braille industrially has often been tried without success. The problem: the pillar fabric were destroyed while embroidering.


Today’s procedure preserves the textile, and actually the dots are still readable after accidental over-ironing. A convexity of 0.4mm guarantees the readability. The method to embroider Braille industrially opens a lot of new opportunities. Formerly single garments had to be embroidered with high effort e.g. to help blind children distinguishing their clothes.

Braille Characters for visually impaired people

Now, everyone has the chance to embroider textiles with Braille in high or low quantities with only little effort. It also creates new opportunities for designers, who can design individual clothing especially for blind people.


Textiles, like garments, beddings, towels or bags are marked and individualized for many different reasons and sectors. Among these are sports clothes or workwear, or catering and hotel industry. Another possible area of use for embroidered Braille is the production of promotion material, particularly for blind people.

Freedom from barriers

Applying differentiators or care instructions to textiles offers a lot of opportunities to simplify the daily work and leisure of blind people. The enhanced self-determination improves the accessibility to public life, too.


This fulfills the demands of various UN and EU resolutions and laws and leads to a higher quality of life for visually impaired people.

What you need to embroider Braille

Braille Font is an optional extension for BasePac 10. The option can already be added starting from the package BASE. The option uses a patented embroidery technique and is exclusively available for ZSK embroidery machines. You do not need to be familiar with Braille to translate text - BasePac does this for you. The option is easy to understand and use.


Necessary requirements to embroider Braille


  • Base Pac 10 BASE - Item No.: 945.500
  • Braille font option - Item No.: 945.437
  • A network connection between BasePac and the ZSK embroidery machine