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VersaSTUDIO BT-12 Direct-to-Garment Printer
Print directly onto cotton t-shirts, apparel, tote bags and other products in minutes from the comfort of your desktop with the VersaSTUDIO BT-12 Direct-to-Garment (DTG) printer. The affordable DTG printer allows you to get into the profitable world of custom apparel immediately, with a device that’s as easy-to-use as an office printer and offers stunning results.
Build a Business with Quality, On-Demand Customization in Minutes
The BT-12 is an easy-to-use, reliable, compact DTG printer that's designed to effortlessly produce custom products. Start building a custom graphics business right out-of-the-box or diversify your current graphics output with quick-printed promotional items. With up to 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi print resolution, you can create quality and impressive products.
Discover Exciting New Retail Opportunities
Print and Cure in 3-Easy Steps
The fully-enclosed BT-12 DTG printer makes garment printing safe, clean and foolproof. The automatic process takes just minutes with the BT-12 and accompanying finisher unit that prints your designs and cures the inks in one smooth workflow. In just 3-easy steps you can have a fully-finished custom printed product in your hands.
Prep or design your digital print file on your computer with easy-to-use software.
Mount your garment in the cassette tray, load into the BT-12 printer and print your digital file from your computer.
Load the cassette into the finisher unit to cure the ink.
As Featured in Make:
Watch the Make: Magazine video review of the Roland DG BT-12 direct-to-garment printer and find out what popular technology reviewer, Caleb Kraft thinks about the amazing machine that customizes T-shirts, tote bags and more at the touch-of-a-button.
"For small amounts of T-shirts, this is incredible— the freedom it gives you is fantastic!"
- Caleb Kraft, Senior Editor for Make:
Distinctive Features and Highlights
Start Printing Right Out-of-the-Box
Includes Super-Easy Software
Durable Stainless Steel Printheads
Brilliant Inks and Images
Affordable to Run and Easy-to-Profit
A Digitally Smart Alternative to Traditional Printing
A Safe, Fully-Enclosed Process
Space-Saving Print Solution
Roland DG’s Industry-Leading Warranty and Support
For over 30 years, Roland DG has provided the most advanced and reliable machines, backed by unmatched customer service and technical support..
The VersaStudio BT-12 and finishing unit is also supplied with a Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty for added peace of mind.
|Printing method||Direct-to-garment (DTG)
Piezo ink-jet method
|Print heads|| 2 print heads
2 channels per print head
192 nozzles per channel
Nozzle pitch: 150 dpi
Max. print swath: 1.27” (32 mm)
|Printing resolution (dpi)||600 x 600 dpi
1200dpi x 1200 dpi
|Printable Area||A4 Cassette (Standard)||11.5” x 8” (291 mm x 204 mm)|
|A5 Cassette (Optional)||8” x 5.6” (204 mm x 142 mm)|
|Garment Type||Fabric||50-100% Cotton|
|Thickness||Maximum 0.157” (4 mm)|
|Colors||White, Light Colors|
|Ink Cartridges||Types||TPG Textile Pigment Ink|
||100 ml (CMY)
140 ml (K)
|Connectivity||Host Interface||USB2.0 High Speed, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX|
|Printer Installed||15.7” (W) x 27.5” (D) x 11.5” (H)
(399 mm (W) × 698 mm (D) × 292.5 mm(H))
15.7” (W) x 23.6” (D) x 8.7” (H)
(399 mm (W) × 599.4 mm (D) × 220.98 mm(H))
|Weight||55 lbs (25 kg)|
|Environmental||Temperature||15℃ to 32℃ (59 to 89.6˚F)|
|Humidity||15 to 80% RH (non- condensing)|
Roland DG Design Software
|Supported File Types||PNG, JPG, TIFF*, PDF*, BMP*
|Maximum File Size||10 MB|
|Heating Mode||Fix Mode (Fuse)||Non-contact heat|
|Press Mode (Pre-heat)||Contact heat|
|Power requirements||North America||AC100V to 120V, 50/60Hz, max. 90 Watts|
|Latin America||AC220V to 240V, 50/60Hz, max. 90 Watts|
|Power consumption||During operation||Less than 27.5 W|
|Sleep mode||Less than 2 W|
|Warm-up Time||Less than 35 sec.|
|Temperature Range||175℃ (Default) / 165℃ (347 / 329˚F)|
*File types not supported by included Roland DG software but available for print output with other popular design programs