Desktop printer with cutting function: User-friendly

Desktop printer with cutting function: User-friendly and professional
Introducing the VersaSTUDIO BN-20. This desktop machine combines printing with cutting, both to an extremely high quality.
The BN-20 can be used for creating magnificent stickers, posters and heat transfers, for example.
The BN-can also be used with white or metallic silver ink. By combining the metallic ink with standard colours, you can create
more than 500 sparkling metallic colours. The results are really amazing!
Window decoration,
decals and packaging
• Compact device
• 51 cm wide
• Printing and cutting in one
• Metallic ink or white ink
• User-friendly
• Low investment
• Indoor and outdoor applications
White ink creates superb effects
on transparent media for window
decoration and stickers.
The ink also offers opportunities
for packaging prototypes, e.g.
the results on silver media
are breathtaking.
The BN-20 prints your posters
and photographs in the highest quality.
The metallic ink adds an extra touch of
luxury. Mixing the silver metallic ink
with other colours produces a huge
range of metallic tints.
Cutting vinyl
You can also use the BN-20 as a
cutting plotter. The machine can
be used for cutting out vehicle
lettering, window stickers, signs
and many more items.
Heat transfers for textiles
You can use the BN-20 to print fantastic heat transfers
for T-shirts, caps and other textiles right at your
desktop. The machine automatically cuts out the
contours, so you can apply the transfers immediately.
The sparkling metallic ink gives your transfers a
special touch.*1
Eco solvent or water-based ink
Point of sale displays
Use the BN-20 to create eye-catching displays
in all shapes and colours. It is as profitable to
make a unique display unit as to produce a
whole range of products.
Choose between Roland DG’s award-winning Eco-Sol MAX ink and water-based FPG ink.
Eco-Sol MAX is perfectly suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. Choose between a
configuration of exclusively standard colours (CMYK) and a configuration of standard colours
plus metallic silver or white. Prints produced with Eco-Sol MAX last up to three years in outdoor
applications without laminate.*2 For a longer life, laminating is recommended. The water-based
ink is ideal for indoor applications.*3 The ink is available in four colours (CMYK).
Stickers and labels
Thanks to the Roland DG’s integrated printing and
cutting functions, you print and cut your design in one smooth
workflow. All kinds of labels and stickers are easy to make; original
covers for mobile telephones and laptops, for example.
*1 Use metallic silver only as a spot colour on textiles. If you mix the ink with others colours, this reduces the washability.
*2 Lifespan is based on accelerated weather tests by Roland DG. The effective lifespan varies depending on the location and
application. Some applications, including car stickers, should be laminated.
*3 The ink type is chosen at the moment of purchase.
Piezoelectric inkjet
Magenta, 220 cc
150 to 515 mm
Yellow, 220 cc
Maximum 1.0 mm with liner, for printing
Maximum 0.4 mm with liner and 0.22 mm without liner, for cutting
Cyan, 220 cc
Black, 220 cc
Roll outer diameter
Maximum 150 mm
Metallic silver, 220 cc
Roll weight
Maximum 6 kg
White, 220 cc
Core diameter
76.2 mm or 50.8 mm
Cleaning liquid, 1 pc.
Magenta, 220 cc
Maximum 480 mm
Aqueous Pigment Ink
Type and capacity
Roland Eco-Sol MAX (220 cc cartridge) or Roland aqueous pigment (FPG) ink (220
cc cartridge)
Yellow, 220 cc
Five colours (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and metallic silver or white) or
Four colours (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
(Five colours are only Eco-Sol MAX)
Cyan, 220 cc
Black, 220 cc
Cleaning liquid, 1 pc.
For thick, reflective and fluorescent
vinyl, 2pcs.
Blade holder
Blade holder with blade extension
adjuster, made of resin
Printing resolution (dpi)
Cutting blade
Eco-Sol MAX Ink
Printing/cutting width*1
Ink cartridges
Plug and play
Printing technology
Maximum 1,440 dpi
Roland CAMM-1 series compatible
Blade offset
0.25 mm
Cutting speed
10 to 150 mm/s
Blade force
30 to 300 gf
Software resolution (when cutting)
0.025 mm/step
Roland VersaWorks System Requirements
Distance accuracy (when printing) *2 *3
Error of less than ±0.3% of distance travelled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Operating system
Distance accuracy (when cutting) *2 *4
Error of less than ±0.4% of distance travelled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Repetition accuracy (when cutting) *2 *5
±0.1 mm or less
Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate (32-bit);
Windows Vista® Business/Ultimate (32-bit);
Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2 or
later (32-bit)
Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting *2 *6
±0.5 mm or less
Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting
when reloading media *2 *7
Error of less than ±0.5% of distance travelled, or
±3 mm, whichever is greater
Core™2 Duo, 2.0 GHz or faster
2 GB or more recommended
Print heater *8
Temperature: 35°C
Video card and monitor
USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0)
A resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 or more recommended
Power-saving function / Power requirements
Automatic sleep feature / AC 100 to 240 V ±10 %, 1.0 A, 50 / 60 Hz
Free hard-disk space
40 GB or more recommended
Power consumption
During operation
Approx. 90 W
Hard-disk file system
NTFS format
Sleep mode
Approx. 5.5 W
Optical drive
DVD-ROM drive
During operation
62 dB (A) or less
During standby
42 dB (A) or less
Application software compatible with Cutting and Print&Cut
1009 (W) x 582 (D) x 293 (H) mm / 35 kg
Adobe® Illustrator® 10, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 / CorelDRAW® 11, 12, X3, X4, X5
Acoustic noise level
Dimensions / Weight
Included items
Power on
Temperature: 20 to 32°C, humidity: 35 to 80%RH (no condensation)
Power off
Temperature: 5 to 40°C, humidity: 20 to 80%RH (no condensation)
R-Works System Requirements
Power cord, USB cable, blade, blade holder, Software RIP (Roland VersaWorks),
User’s Manual, etc.
Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate (32-bit); Windows Vista® Business/Ultimate (32-bit);
Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2 or later (32-bit)
*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, 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 media, 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 depending on the ambient temperature and media width.
About metallic silver Ink
Due to the nature of the metallic silver ink, the pigment in this ink will settle in
the cartridge and ink flow system, requiring you to shake the cartridge before
each use. Outdoor durability is up to three years for CMYK inks, one to three
years for metallic silver ink, depending on the media used. Roland DG strongly
recommends lamination for both indoor and outdoor graphics to ensure the
quality of metallic silver ink.
Roland DG Benelux nv / Houtstraat 3 / B-2260 Oevel (Westerlo)
TEL: +32 (0) 14 57 59 11 / FAX: +32 (0) 14 57 59 12 /
Roland DG Deutschland GmbH / Halskestrasse 7 / D-47877 Willich
TEL: +49 (0) 2154 8877 95 / FAX: +49 (0) 2154 8877 96 /
Roland DG Benelux NV – Hungarian department /
The BN-20 is supplied with everything you need to get to work
straight away: simple design software and professional printing
software. In short, the BN-20 is a complete solution in a box for
your company.
Professional printing software included
Roland DG VersaWorks supports Adobe® Illustrator®, CorelDRAW® and
other popular design programs. The software offers you an extensive
range of functions, such as scaling, rotating, cropping and tiling, to
enable optimal use of your printing material. VersaWorks also includes
various colour libraries, in which you are sure to find the perfect colour
for your print job. Moreover, VersaWorks allows you to print variable
data. That comes in handy when, for example, you want to print a series
of labels or name badges where the text and/or image changes from
print to print.
Roland Metallic Color Sytem Library
Design software included
R-Works software helps you create designs that you can print and cut
out using the BN-20. You can import your own stock photographs or
design your own text and images. Creating original T-shirts, labels and
stickers is a piece of cake.
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