Swell Form Tactile Graphics Machine (formerly ZyFuse Heater)
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.
Safe and effective for everyone, and everywhere!
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.
Start making tactile graphics with the Swell Form Starter Pack!
The Swell Form Starter Pack includes all the products you need to start making tactile graphics quickly.
The Starter Pack Includes:
- Swell Form machine
- 2 Boxes of Swell Touch paper
- 2 Swell Touch markers – 1 thick tip and 1 thin tip
Ask your local distributor about purchasing a Starter Pack.
Swell Form Machine Pricing:
How To Order:
Humanware UK is offering special Zychem product pricing in GBP for the UK market. Please contact their sales department by:
Phone: 01933 415800
Website: Swell Form Machine
If you are outside of the UK, you can submit your order by clicking the button below. We will put you in contact with your local distributor, and can deliver promptly to any location around the globe.
- 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
This product comes with a 3 year warranty on parts
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.
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.