Swell Form Tactile Graphics

Create Stunning Tactile Diagrams Instantly

Swell Form Tactile Graphics Machine (formerly ZyFuse Heater)

Swell Form Tactile Graphics Review

The Swell Form Tactile Graphics machine is a simple, fast and low cost method of creating stunning tactile maps, diagrams, graphics, text and more! This machine has revolutionized the process of creating tactile images for the visually impaired.

How does it work?

Zychem has developed special Swell Touch paper that reacts to black ink and heat. When the paper, heat and ink work together, the black areas on the paper will swell. The result is a well defined and durable tactile graphic that can be shared over and over again. Free pre-made tactile diagrams can be downloaded at the tactilelibrary.com.  You can also create your own graphics using a computer and printer/copier, or by using Swell Touch markers to draw custom tactile diagrams on the fly.

Fast, durable tactile diagrams in seconds

Easy to set up and easy to use

Turn on the Swell Form machine and it is ready to process your tactile diagrams immediately.  Feed the Swell Touch paper through the input tray one at a time and retrieve a finished tactile diagram in seconds.

The black elements will swell, and the colors will not. Play with colors, textures, patterns and more to create stunning tactile graphics.

There is no easier way to generate tactile diagrams, which is why they are found in schools and households world wide.

Swell Form Tactile Graphics Creation

Safe and effective for everyone, and everywhere!

Swell Form Heat Dispersion Fans

The Swell Form machine is safe for the classroom, home and office. The compact size of the machine makes it an easy addition to any environment.  The temperature control ensures tactile diagrams can be processed without overheating. The heavy duty fans keep the machine cool, and ensures the Swell Touch paper exiting the machine can be handled instantly. Auto shut off features ensure that the machine doesn’t get jammed and that paper is fed properly.

Creating tactile graphics is safe, fast and easy.

Swell Form Machine Ordering and Pricing:


  • Voltage:
    • Standard: 120V or 240V
    • Optional: Dual Voltage (120V and 240V)
  • Power: 12.5A (120V), 5A (240V)


  • Height: 6” / 153mm
  • Width: 5” / 127mm
  • Length: 20” / 508mm
  • Weight: 5 pounds / 2.27kg

Standard Warranty

This product comes with a 3 year warranty on parts

Extended Warranty

While these machines are built with the most up-to date-parts and care, sometimes unforeseeable problems occur and your machine needs to be fixed. At American Thermoform we offer Extended Warranty options for that additional comfort in knowing that your machine will be protected longer and repaired quickly. Our goal is to repair your machine within 2 business days to minimize your down time.

Each Extended Warranty option includes:

  • One way shipping
  • All replacement parts
  • Complete inspection & cleaning of machine
  • Any applicable firmware/software upgrades
  • Free 30 minute diagnosis (labor is then charged at normal hourly
  • rates should repair time take longer)
  • Swell-Form Graphics Machine

Contact us for further details.

Tactile Library for Free Tactile Diagrams

Need a specific image, diagram, graph or drawing? Or want to share yours?  Choose one from the free tactile graphics library. The Tactile Library is a free tactile art library with a community that shares downloadable art and tips.

Skip to content