VersaSTUDIO BN-20, BN-20A Desktop Inkjet Printer/Cutters
* U.S. only. For Canada, Latin America and Caribbean pricing, please contact an Authorized Roland DGA Dealer in your area.
Start building a t-shirt, poster, sticker, and decal graphics printing business, all from the comfort of your desktop. With the VersaSTUDIO BN-20 t shirt graphic printing & cutting machine, you can print, cut, and create super high-quality graphics without the super high price tag.
- Easily the most versatile print devices in their class— print and cut on a huge range of vinyl, films, and media
- In addition to traditional graphics, you can create heat transfer graphics for jerseys, hoodies, bags and more
- Legendary Roland DG machine reliability combines with exceptional image quality and color to give you the solution you need to succeed
CMYK + White
CMYK + Metallic
Graphics, Apparel, Labels,
Decals, Signs, Displays,
Posters, Vehicle graphics,
Art and Wall décor
An automated ink circulation system
recirculates White ink
and reduces ink waste
ADDITIONAL PRINTING ON DARK, CLEAR, AND METALLIC MEDIA
Create Print and Cut Graphics
with One Awesome Machine
Not only do BN-20 devices print quality graphics up to 1440 dpi, but they can automatically contour cut them as well! This means you can create labels, decals, t-shirt transfers and other products that are cut to the unique compositions of your designs.
A state-of-the-art cutting operation provides consistent results and isn’t prone to the problems inherent in craft cutter devices with simple up/down electronic controls. Instead, they ensure super-crisp cutting results on a huge diversity of products— supporting rolls up-to 20-inches wide by 50 ft. and weighing up-to 13 lbs.
- Now compatible with True Rich Color presets in VersaWorks 6 to widen your color gamut and achieve bolder and more targeted color results.
- A simplified media feed system automatically aligns roll media for printing— ensuring proper placement and tracking.
- Print, cut and laminate graphics— remove prints, laminate, and reload for cutting— automatically realigning and compensating for skew and distortion.
- The BN-20’s Energy Star® seal of approval guarantees maximum energy efficiency to lower your electric bills.
- Roland DG OnSupport automatically manages your production— e-mailing you when ink is low, a job is finished, or you need to download a firmware upgrade.
- The BN-20A model features a streamlined installation process for easy set-up.
Produce and Profit from Graphics with the BN-20
BN-20 devices are perfect for prints, posters and stickers and producing on-demand, heat transfer custom graphics for t-shirts, hoodies, bags and many more popular and profitable items.
Apparel Profit Calculator
Numbers shown are estimates based on averages only and will vary by each job and use.
Included VersaWorks 6
BN-20 devices have been engineered to make print production easy for users of all skill levels. In addition to a simplified control panel operation, it includes VersaWorks 6 RIP software, with powerfully simple RIP production tools, for managing all your print and cut output.
Roland DG’s Industry-Leading Warranty and Support
For over 35 years, Roland DG has earned a reputation for building long-lasting, high-performance devices. BN-20 devices are no exception and feature legendary Roland DG reliability for continuous, economical production—all backed with first-rate customer service and support.
For added assurance and peace-of-mind, BN-20 printer/cutters are supplied with a One-Year Trouble-Free Warranty upon registration.
|Model||VersaStudio BN-20 Series|
|Printing method / Cutting method||Piezoelectric inkjet / Grit roller feed|
|Acceptable media||Width||5.9 to 20.3 in. (150 to 515 mm)|
|Thickness||Printing: Maximum 39 mil (1.0 mm) with liner|
|Cutting: Maximum 16 mil (.4 mm) with liner|
|Roll Weight||Maximum 13.2 lbs (6 kg)|
|Roll Outer Diamater||Maximum 5.9 in (150 mm)|
|Core Diamater||2 in (50.8 mm)or 3 in (76.2 mm) cores|
|Printing/cutting width1||Maximum 18.9 in (480 mm)|
|Ink Cartridges||Type & Capacity (BN-20)||Roland ECO-SOL MAX, 220ml|
|Type & Capacity (BN-20a)||Roland ECO-SOL MAX 2, 220ml|
|Colors (BN-20)||5 Color – CMYK + White (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, and White)
5 Color – CMYK + Metallic (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and Metallic)
|Colors (BN-20 & BN-20a)||4 Color - CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)|
|Printing resolution||Max 1440 dpi|
|Cutting Blade||Type||Roland CAMM-1 series cutter blade|
|Cutting speed||0.4 (10 mm/s) to 5.9 in/s (150 mm/s)|
|Blade force||30 to 300gf|
|Software resolution (when cutting)||0.000984 in/step (0.025 mm/step)|
|Distance accuracy (when printing)2,3||Error of less than ± 0.3 % of distance traveled, or ± 0.3mm (0.012 in), whichever is greater.|
|Distance accuracy (when cutting)2,4||Error of less than ± 0.4 % of distance traveled, or ± 0.3mm (0.012 in), whichever is greater.|
|Repetition accuracy (When cutting)2,5||±0.004 in (± 0.1mm) or less|
|Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting2,6||±0.020 in (± 0.5mm) or less|
|Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting when reloading media2,7||Error of less than ± 0.5% of distance traveled, or ± 0.012 in (3mm), whichever is greater|
|Print Heater Temperature8||Fixed at 95o F (35oC)|
|Power-saving function||Automatic sleep feature / AC 100 to 240V ± 10%, 1.0 A, 50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||During Operation||Approx. 90 W|
|Sleep Mode||Approx. 5.5 W|
|Acoustic Noise Level||During Operation||62 dB (A) or less|
|During Standby||42 dB (A) or less|
|Dimensions/Weight||39.7" W x 22.9" D x 11.5" H in.
(1009 W x 582 D x 293 H mm), 79.4 lb. (36 kg)
|Operating Conditions||Power on||Temperature: 68o - 90o F (20 to 32o C), humidity: 35 - 80% RH (non condensing)|
|Power off||Temperature: 41o - 104o F (5 to 40o C), humidity: 20 - 80% RH (non condensing)|
|Included Items||Power cord, USB cable, blade, blade holder, downloadable software and manual library— including VersaWorks RIP and User's Manual|
|*1 The length of printing or cutting is subject to the limitations of the program.|
|*2 Using Roland specified media, loaded correctly, temperature: 25°C (77°F), humidity: 50 %RH, all pinch rollers are used, 25 mm or more for both right and left margins and 35 mm or more front margin, excluding expansion or contraction of the emdia, and all correction and adjustment functions of this machine have been made properly.|
|*3 Using Roland specified media, print travel of 1m.|
|*4 Using Roland specified media, cut travel of 1m.|
|*5 Range for assured repetition accuracy: Length 1,000 mm.|
|*6 Provided that media length is under 1,000 mm. Excluding possible shift caused by expansion/contraction of the media and/or by reloading the media.|
|*7 Using Roland specified media, data size: 1,000 mm in the media-feed direction, 480 mm in the carriage-movement direction. No lamination. Automatic detection of crop marks at 4 points when media is reloaded. Excludes the effects of skewed movement and of expansion and contraction of the media.|
|*8 Warm-up is required after power up. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating environment. The preset temperature may fail to be reached 35°C (95°F) depending on the ambient temperature and media width.|
|*9 Roland Software Package includes: Windows driver, OnSupport software, utility software and R-Works design software|
|Roland VersaWorks 6 System Requirements|
|Operating system||Windows® 10 (32/64-bit)|
|Windows® 8.1 (32/64-bit)|
|Windows® 7 Professional / Ultimate (32/64-bit)|
|CPU||Intel® Core™2 Duo, 2.0 GHz or faster recommended|
|RAM||2 GB or more recommended|
|Video card and monitor||A resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 or more recommended|
|Free hard-disk space||40 GB or more recommended|
|Hard-disk file system||NTFS format|
|Optical drive||DVD-ROM drive|
|Other requirements||Ethernet or USB port
Internet connection and web browser to use Roland@NET
Please note: Considering that you will be using software such as Illustrator, we recommend that you use as high performance computer as possible to reduce RIP processing time. We also recommend using a hard disk that has large enough capacity, as print files are often tens of GB in size (or larger) when data is high resolution.
* Roland VersaWorks 6 is a 32-bit application, which runs on 64-bit Windows® with WoW64 (Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit).
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