Printer Drivers for Microsoft Windows  


Thank you for visiting Enabling Technologies website. Enabling Technologies currently provides a CD-ROM with our Braille Embossers, that contains manuals and drivers for your Braille Embosser. If you need a manual or driver for your Braille Embosser please refer to the CD-ROM that was included with your Braille Embosser. If you do not have the CD-ROM, then you may find the driver below. If you need a user's manual for your Braille Embosser then please visit our Manuals page on our website.

If your Braille Embosser was supplied with a USB cable or USB to Parallel Adapter cable, you will need to install a driver to allow your Braille translator to communicate with your embosser.

Please have your specific version of Windows available before attempting to install a printer driver for your Braille Embosser. After reviewing the information below, if you have any questions please contact our Customer Support Group.

Driver for 64-bit version of Windows: If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, your computer can already drive our Braille Embossers. Simply install the generic / text only printer driver by accessing the Add Printer wizard under the Start Menu, Control Panel, Printers (or Devices and Printers in Windows 7), and follow the prompts. Be sure to select the USB virtual printer port that was created when the cable was connected between your computer and Braille Embosser. This is generally the USB virtual printer port with the highest number, but finding the correct port may require some trial and error.

Finally, tell your translator to send files through the generic / text only printer driver that you installed and emboss a document. If nothing happens, leave the document in the print queue. Access the generic / text only printer properties under Control Panel, (Devices and) Printers, and select a different USB virtual printer port, then click Apply. Repeat this process until the file embosses. Then, click OK and close out the (Devices and) Printers folder.

Driver for 32-bit version of Windows: If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, click on the following link to save the ET Emboss printer driver to your computer's hard drive.

ET Emboss printer driver

To extract the contents of the zipped archive, right-click on the file you saved and select Extract All. Then, follow the prompts in the wizard to extract the contents of the archive.

Next, go to the Start menu and access the Printers folder (or Devices and Printers in Windows 7) in the Control Panel. Select Add Printer and follow the prompts to install a local printer.  Then, select the USB virtual printer port that was created when the cable was connected between your computer and Braille Embosser (this is generally the USB virtual printer port with the highest number) and click Next. On the following screen, select Have Disk and browse to the location of the extracted archive. Expand the ETEmboss subfolder and select ETEmboss.inf as the file to open. Follow the prompts to complete the installation. If an error window appears during installation that warns that the driver has not been signed by Microsoft, click Continue Anyway.

Once the driver has been installed, tell your Braille translator to send the embossed output through the ET Emboss printer driver and emboss a document. If nothing happens, leave the document in the print queue. Access the ET Emboss printer properties under Control Panel, (Devices and) Printers, and select a different USB virtual printer port, then click Apply. Repeat this process until the file embosses. Then, click OK and close out the (Devices and) Printer folder.

If your Braille Embosser has a built-in Ethernet port and you would like to install your embosser on a network, please follow the instructions that are included on the CD-ROM provided with your Braille Embosser. If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows, please install the generic / text only printer driver in place of ET Emboss.