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VersaStudio BN-20

  • Rolands most compact and affordable printer/cutter, in a 20″ width
  • Print and contour cut apparel heat transfers, decals, labels, posters and more
  • Greenguard Gold certified Eco-Sol MAX inks available in CMYK, Metallic and White
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Product Description

VersaStudio BN-20 Desktop

Printer/Cutter

bn-20

Features

Professional Ink Options in a Desktop Device

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

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

CMYK ink

CMYK

Four-color standard process color inkjet printing

CMYK and white ink

CMYK+W (White)

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

CMYK and metallic silver ink

CMYK+Mt (Metallic Silver)

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

CMYK ink

CMYK (aqueous ink)

High-density water-based ink creates brilliant colors and excellent print quality for short-term indoor applications

Take Control of Cutting

Combined with 300 gram cutting capability, the integrated contour cutting of the BN-20 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’s legendary reliability, the BN-20 features a gold-plated head 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.

Roland Software Included for Out-of-the-Box Productivity

R-Works

R-Works

An entry-level 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.
Roland VersaWorks

Roland VersaWorks®

This easy-to-use RIP software is the hub of production for the BN-20 and allows even novice users to take full advantage of advanced capabilities. Proving that powerful doesn’t have to mean complicated, VersaWorks enables you to manage all your print and cut output, including ICC profile support, ink level adjustment tools, proofing capabilities, error diffusion, variable data printing and cropping, tiling and nesting options.

SPECIFICATIONS

Model VersaStudio BN-20
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
Ink Cartridges Type & Capacity Roland ECO-SOL MAX or FPG Aqueous, 220 ml only
Colors 5 Color – CMYK+Mt (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and Metallic Silver) or CMYK+Wh (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, and White)
4 Color – CMMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
Printing resolution Max 1440 dpi
Cutting Blade Type Roland CAMM-1 series cutter blade
Blade Offset Fixed at 0.250 mm
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)
Connectivity USB 2.0
Power-saving function Automatic sleep feature / AC 100 to 240V ± 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 39.2″ W x 23″ D x 11.5″ H (995 W x 585 D x 291 H mm), 79.4 lbs (35 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, Rolandsoftware Package9, Software RIP (VersaWorks), User’s Manual, etc
*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

APPLICATION

Colorful Print & Cut Heat Transfers

Making profit on custom short-run apparel is all about versatile and easy-to-use t-shirt equipment. And that’s where the VersaStudio BN-20 stands out, delivering vibrant printing, contour cutting and metallic ink all from one affordable device. Choose our specialized HeatSoft®Transfer Material (ESM-HTM2) and Polyester Transfer Mask (PGM-PTM), specifically designed to work with Eco-Sol MAX ink for print/cut inkjet transfers to cotton or cotton blend garments.

BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter colorful print and cut heat transfers

Custom Labels

Available for the VersaStudio BN-20 printer/cutter, Metallic Silver Eco-Sol MAX can be printed as a spot color for vibrant silver text and graphics or combined with CMYK to create an entire spectrum of metallic hues including gold, bronze and a host of pearlescent colors. This breakthrough silver ink technology delivers high density and enables you to produce stunning labels and packaging prototypes that command premium prices. The BN-20 also comes with a white ink configuration for printing crisp white text and graphics on clear and reflective media. When printed as an undercoat, white ink also increases the brightness and opacity of four-color images for results that really pop.

BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter custom labels

Eye-Catching Decals

The 20” VersaStudio BN-20 desktop printer/cutter is ideal for producing full-color logos, stickers and other print/cut graphics. The VersaStudio streamlines the production process by automatically contour cutting printed graphics, eliminating the need to reload and reposition graphics. For laminated graphics, our Quadralign® four-point optical registration system allows users to remove prints, laminate and simply reload them for precision cutting. Quadralign automatically realigns the cutting path and compensates for skew and distortion.

BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter decals

Printed and Contour Cut Window Signs and Other Graphics

The BN-20 features Roland’s integrated print/cut technology that facilitates a one-step seamless production cycle for both the high-resolution printing and contour cutting required to produce sophisticated window signs. Users equipped with the white ink option can also add white text, graphics and other accents to a variety of clear and reflective media options commonly used for window signs. Our 20″ rolls of Clear and White Static Cling media are specifically formulated for eco-solvent ink printing with the BN-20. ESM-CSC and ESM-WSC are self-clinging films which require no adhesive, apply quickly to glass and most smooth polished surfaces, and are easily removed.

BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter window signs

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