Roland VersaSTUDIO BN-20, BN-20A

The BN-20 Series packs everything into one, powerful, profit-producing package. With award-winning eco-solvent inks including metallic and white options, a range of material compatibility and integrated contour cutting, the BN-20 Series features the most versatile print devices in its class. The BN-20 and BN-20A are perfect for creating t-shirt graphics, poster prints, stickers and decals – all from the comfort of your desktop.

Vibrant Heat Transfers

Making profit on custom-made, short-run apparel is easier with the VersaSTUDIO BN-20 Series, offering versatility and ease of use with excellent print quality. Contour cutting allows for high quality output at a low cost.
BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter colorful print and cut heat transfers

Custom Labels

ECO-SOL MAX metallic inks* can provide an extra dimension to labels, allowing spot colour printing in a wide spectrum of mixed metallic shades including bronzes, silvers and golds as well as luxurious pearlescent effects. Creating stunning high-end labels has never been easier, and in combination with ECO-SOL MAX White ink*, using the VersaSTUDIO BN-20 and BN-20A for label production is simple.

*BN-20 only

BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter custom labels

Eye-Catching Decals

The BN-20 Series desktop printer/cutters are ideal for producing full-colour logos, stickers, and a wide variety of other print-and-cut graphics. The BN-20 and BN-20A streamline the production process by automatically contour cutting printed graphics, eliminating the need to reload and reposition graphics. For graphics that require lamination, our Quadralign® four-point optical registration system allows users to remove prints, laminate and simply reload them for precision cutting. Quadralign® will automatically realign the cutting path and compensates for skew and distortion for a perfect cut every time.
BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter decals

Contour Cut Window Graphics

The BN-20 Series features Roland’s integrated print-and-cut technology, enabling users to work with a one-step seamless production cycle for both the high-resolution printing and contour cutting required to produce sophisticated window graphics. Machines equipped with ECO-SOL MAX White ink* can also produce white text, graphics and other accents to a variety of clear and reflective media options commonly used for window graphics.

*BN-20 only

BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter window signs

Professional Ink Options in a Desktop Device

Roland Eco-Sol MAX ink offers fast drying time, high density, a wide colour gamut, rugged scratch resistance, a low cost per square foot and broad media support. The BN-20 and BN-20A can be set up in for printing both standard and luxury items.

ECO-SOL MAX inks are GREENGUARD Gold certified, to meet some of the world’s most rigorous standards for use in schools and healthcare environments.

Eco-Sol MAX ink is available for the BN-20 Series in the following configurations:

CMYK ink


Four-color standard process colour inkjet printing

CMYK and white ink

CMYK+W (White*)

For use with clear or coloured media on packaging prototypes, labels, window signs, and other popular applications, white ink can be printed as a spot colour or an undercoat to increase the brightness and opacity of full-colour images

CMYK and metallic silver ink

CMYK+Mt (Metallic*)

Metallic ink can be printed as a spot colour or combined with CMYK to produce over 500 striking metallic and pearlescent colours, including Roland’s Metallic Texture Library of different texture fills

*BN-20 only

Take Control of Cutting

Combined with 300g downward force cutting capability, the integrated contour cutting of the BN-20 Series is consistent and virtually eliminates common problems inherent in drag knife technology with simple up/down electronic controls. Ingenious cutting carriage technology prevents bounce against the media if the force is set too high for the substrate.

Low Maintenance Cost, High Reliability

Built with Roland DG’s well known quality standards for reliability, the BN-20 Series features gold-plated heads to reduce static and prevent clogging and a patent-pending wiper system to decrease wear and tear on the print head and prolong its life by reducing buildup. A patent-pending automated Ink Circulation System* reduces waste, for dramatically lower running costs while ensuring exceptional image quality over the long term.

*BN-20 only



An easy-to-use design package, R-Works allows users to import photos and images for insertion into design layouts for creating custom print and cut graphics. R-Works also includes a vector art library of stock designs.
Includes Latest VersaWorks 6 RIP Software

Includes Latest VersaWorks 6 RIP Software

VersaWorks 6 expands your print capabilities and maximises the power of your Roland devices with the latest features to enhance the world’s most popular RIP software.

• HARLEQUIN RIP dual-core engine and native 64-bit processing – effective processing of PDFs with shadows and transparencies
• Icon-based interface with drag-and-drop functionality
• Five print queues and the ability to save and store unlimited queue settings
• Special Color Plate Generation – auto-generate White, Gloss and other ink layers
• Built-in Pantone and Roland Color spot colour libraries
• All the advanced and ease-of-use features of VersaWorks


RolandCare Included

Built to provide years of reliable service – even in the most demanding print environments – the BN-20 and BN-20A include a one-year Original Roland DG Care warranty*.

Roland DG has earned a reputation for long-lasting, high-performance devices, backed by first-rate customer service. This support includes expert technical assistance, videos and free Roland software updates for the lifetime of the machine.

Roland DG’s international ISO certifications are your assurance of quality products and service.

*Terms and conditions apply. See warranty page for details.

Roland OnSupport for Remotely Managing Your Printer

The BN-20 Series features Roland OnSupport, an online customer support system that allows users to remotely track the printer status and send e-mails to users notifying them when a job is start, completed or when ink is running low. Users can download firmware updates and important product information at an exclusive website in just one click.
Model BN-20  BN-20A
Printing technology Piezoelectric inkjet
Media Width *1 150 to 515 mm (5.9 to 20.3 in.)
Thickness Max. 1.0 mm (39 mil) with liner, for printing
Max. 0.4 mm (16 mil) with liner and 0.22 mm (9 mil) without liner, for cutting
Roll weight Max. 6 kg (13.2 lb)
Roll outer diameter Max. 150 mm (5.9 in.)
Core diameter 76.2 mm (3 in.) or 50.8 mm (2 in.)
Printing/cutting width *2 Max. 480 mm (18.9 in.)
Ink Type and capacity ECO-SOL MAX/ MAX2/ MAX 3, 220 cc cartridges  ECO-SOL MAX3, 220 cc cartridges
Colours 5 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Metallic Silver or White)  4 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
Printing resolution (dots per inch) Max. 1440 dpi
Cutting blade Type Roland CAMM-1 series compatible
Blade Offset 0.25 mm (9 mil)
Cutting speed 10 to 150 mm/s
Blade force 30 to 300 gf
Software resolution (when cutting) 0.025 mm/step
Distance accuracy (when printing) *3,*4 Error of less than ±0.3% of distance travelled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Distance accuracy (when cutting) *3,*5 Error of less than ±0.4% of distance travelled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Repetition accuracy (When cutting) *3,*6 ±0.1 mm or less
Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting *3,*7 ±0.5 mm or less
Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting when reloading media *3,*8 Error of less than ±0.5% of distance travelled, or ±3 mm, whichever is greater
Print heater *9 Temperature: 35°C (95°F)
Connectivity USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0)
Power-saving function Automatic sleep feature
Power requirements AC 100 to 240 V ±10 %, 1.5 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 1009 (W) x 582 (D) x 293 (H) mm (39.7 x 23 x 11.5 in.) / 36 kg (79.4 lbs)
Environment Power on *10 Temperature: 20 to 32°C (68 to 90°F), humidity: 35 to 80%RH (no condensation)
Power off Temperature: 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F), humidity: 20 to 80%RH (no condensation)
Included Items Roland VersaWorks 6 RIP Software, power cable, USB cable, blade, blade holder, User’s Manual, etc.


VersaWorks 6 System Requirements
Operating System Windows® 10 (32/64 bit), Windows® 8.1 (32/64 bit), Windows® 7 Ultimate/Professional (32/64 bit)
Hard-disk file system NTFS Format
CPU  Intel Core™ 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz or faster recommended
RAM 2GB or more recommended
Video card and monitor A resolution of 1280 x 1024 or more recommended
Free hard disk space 40 GB or more recommended
Optical drive DVD-ROM
Ethernet Connection 100 mbps
Other  Internet connection recommended

*1 It must be within the ranges: 150 to 170 mm (5.9 to 6.7 in.), 200 to 235 mm (7.9 to 9.3 in.), 287 to 322 mm (11.3 to 12.7 in.), 348 to 383 mm (13.7 to 15.1 in.), 393 to 429 mm (15.5 to 16.9 in.), 439 to 474 mm (17.3 to 18.7 in.), 487 to 515 mm (19.2 to 20.3 in.).

*2 The length of printing or cutting is subject to the limitations of the program.

*3 Media type: Media specified by Roland DG Corp. Temperature: 25°C (77°F), humidity: 50%. Roll media must be loaded correctly. Front margin: 35 mm or more. Excluding expansion/contraction of the media. All correction or adjustment function of this machine has been made properly.

*4 With Roland PET film, print travel: 1 m.

*5 Range for assured repetition accuracy: Length 1000 mm.

*6 Range for assured repetition accuracy: Length 1000 mm.

*7 Provided that media length is under 1000 mm. Excludes the effects of slanted movement and of expansion and contraction of the media.

*8 Data size: 1000 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. Excluding possible shift caused by expansion/contraction of the media and/or by reloading the media.

*9 Warm-up is required after power up. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating environment. Depending on the ambient temperature and media width, the temperature may fail to be reached 35 (°F).

*10 Operating environment.

Specifications, designs and dimensions listed may be subject to change without notice.

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