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DIGITAL EMBOSSING TECHNOLOGY

Digital Embossing technology:

  • It is a technology that eliminates the need to print plates, moulds, chemicals, and solvents, which does not emit dirt or waste and reduces overall energy consumption.
  • This innovative technology has been introduced, designed, and implemented for the first time in India by the National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organization (NATMO).

Significance of the Digital Embossing Technology:

  • Maps produced using this technology are helpful in high-speed map production.
  • It can also create Braille Maps that can be used by many people for years together.

Background:

  • It is observed that maps produced with earlier technology have lost their readability. 
  • In this regard, should also note that the response from experts and readers of the Braille community has encouraged preparing a low-cost state-of-art product to reduce atlas volume, improve readability features, etc.

NATMO:

  • It was set up in 1997.
  • It has become increasingly popular with Braille Atlas for Visually Impaired (India).

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