Versa Studio BN-20

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The VersaSTUDIO BN-20 allows you to launch a stream of new businesses from your desktop. This compact professional inkjet can produce durable graphics for outdoor applications, and its Print&Cut capabilities allow you to produce labels and decals with ease. Metallic silver ink is perfect for creating striking effects, and white ink is ideal for transparent or colored media applications. In short, the versatility of the VersaSTUDIO BN-20 adds unlimited potential to produce creative applications and add value to our business.

Truly affordable. Remarkably versatile. With the VersaStudio, we've taken everything that makes a Roland printer great and packed it into one powerful, profit-producing package. Award-winning mild solvent inks. Your choice of media. Metallic and white ink options. One device that can print and cut an incredible variety of both indoor and outdoor durable graphics. All from your desktop.

In today’s market, there’s a big need for one-offs and short runs. The VersaStudio BN-20 was developed to provide custom print/cut jobs on demand without a large investment in equipment. With its desktop footprint and economical price, it is – dollar for dollar – one of the strongest profit centers available.

Achieve So Much More

Not only does the BN-20 desktop inkjet printer/cutter open up a world of graphics possibilities, but it does it with the highest level of quality. Featuring a piezo inkjet print head that prints up to 1440 dpi, the BN-20 delivers exceptional quality prints with smoother gradations, richer density and deeper image saturation for photographic and vector output.

Print and Cut in One Integrated Workflow

The VersaStudio streamlines the production process by automatically contour cutting its printed output and 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 reload them for cutting. Quadralign automatically realigns the cutting path and compensates for skew and distortion.
 


Better Image Quality Through State-of-the-Art Print Technology

The VersaStudio utilises the same advanced print technology as Roland’s VersaCAMM VS series. The new piezo inkjet head prints up to 1440 dpi using variable droplet technology with seven precise droplet sizes to optimise image quality. Roland Intelligent Pass Control™ Technology delivers exceptional quality prints with smoother gradations, richer density and deeper image saturation for photographic and vector output. Best of all, the print technology is built to last. The gold-plated head reduces static, preventing clogging, and a patent-pending wiper system decreases wear and tear on the print head and prolongs its life by reducing buildup.

Four Different Ink Choices - Including Metallic Silver Ink

The BN-20 offers a choice of three different ink configurations. Four-colour (CMYK) is the best choice for standard process colour inkjet printing. ECO-SOL MAX™ offers fast drying time, high density, wide colour gamut, rugged scratch resistance, low cost per square foot and broad uncoated media support. ECO-SOL MAX™ is virtually odorless, and graphics are water and UV resistant up to three years outdoors** without lamination. ** CMYK only

The five colour inkset — combining metallic silver ink with CMYK — is the premier choice for versatility and market competitiveness. This allows you to add value and sophistication to virtually any graphic on a wide range of media, including clear vinyl and films, fine art paper, canvas, and photobase paper. Metallic Silver Eco-SOL MAX ink — recognised as DPI Product of the Year — can be printed as a spot colour, or combined with CMYK to produce over 500 striking metallic and pearlescent colours. The new Metallic Texture Library adds 26 different texture fills as well.

Five-colour white ink option – combining white ink with CMYK – is designed particularly for those businesses working with clear media for packaging comps, labels, window signs, POP and other popular applications. White Eco-SOL MAX ink produces crisp text and graphics with high levels of brightness and opacity and extended scratch and chemical resistance. It can also be printed as an undercoat to increase the brightness and opacity of four-colour images.

A fourth configuration, CMYK aqueous ink, is also available for the BN-20. This high-density water-based ink creates brilliant colours and excellent print quality, for short-term indoor applications. The ink configuration must be selected at the time of install. It is not possible to change the ink configuration after a selection has been made and the printer has been inked up.

Print and Cut in One Integrated Workflow

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.

New Cutting Control Design

The BN-20 features a new cutting carriage design that does not bounce against the media if the cutting force is set too high for the substrate. Combined with the largest cutting force of all Roland print/cut devices at 300 grams, precision control of Z movement keeps the cutting consistent and virtually eliminates common problems inherent in drag knife contour cutting technology with simple up/down electronic controls.

This new cutting system has two springs for soft landing on sensitive substrates, yet can handle some of the thickest print/cut materials on the market.
  • Feature Summary

    • Integrated printing and cutting in a 20" desktop inkjet
    • ECO-SOL MAX™ ink: CMYK or CMYK+Mt (Metallic Silver); or NEW CMYK+W (White)
    • Aqueous Pigment Ink (FPG) option - CMYK
    • Intelligent Ink Circulation System prevents metallic ink from settling
    • Roland Automated Ink Circulation System for economical operation
    • USB 2.0 interface
    • Bundled software: Roland VersaWorks, R-Works, Roland OnSupport, Windows drivers
    • Both outdoor and indoor applications
    • Load media from 150 - 515mm wide and print media up to 480mm wide

     



Roland VersaWorks supports Adobe® Illustrator®, CorelDRAW® and other popular design software packages. Choose from a wide variety of layout functions includes scaling, cropping, rotating, auto layout and tiling to optimize your print media. Roland VersaWorks also features Roland Color System Libraries for accurate color matching of traditional and metallic colors, and variable data printing which allows you to efficiently create a series of signs, labels and name badges in which the text and graphics change from one print to the next.

All functionality of the BN-20 is handled through included software which controls basic machine functions, status and calibrations. An intuitive device, the BN-20 simplifies print production and helps users easily manage output and costs by monitoring replacement of consumable parts like wipers and contour cutting blades.


The BN-20 supports 512 spot metallic colors allowing you to apply one or more predefined colors to any graphic with a click of the mouse. You can also choose colors from popular graphics software including Adobe® Illustrator®.
 

Roland's Metallic Texture System Library allows you to easily apply unique patterns and textures to metallic colors for added impact. Simply select a texture or pattern from the Roland swatch library in Adobe® Illustrator® and apply it to your graphic.

R-Works* allows you to immediately start designing graphics for the BN-20, even if you do not have any design software of your own. With R-Works, you can quickly import commercially-available stock photos or personal photos taken with a digital camera. Create original layouts with text and graphics for custom T-shirts, labels and decals.

* R-Works does not correspond to a white ink loading type.



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

Options

Options Model Description
ECO-SOL MAX Ink ESL3-MG Magenta, 220 cc
ESL3-YE Yellow, 220 cc
ESL3-CY Cyan, 220 cc
ESL3-BK Black, 220 cc
ESL3-MT Metallic silver, 220 cc
ESL3-WH White, 220 cc
SL-CL Cleaning liquid, 1 pc.
Aqueous Pigment Ink FPG-MG Magenta, 220 cc
FPG-YE Yellow, 220 cc
FPG-CY Cyan, 220 cc
FPG-BK Black, 220 cc
CJ-CL Cleaning liquid, 1 pc.
Blade ZEC-U5022 For thick, reflective and fluorescent vinyl, 2pcs.
Blade holder XD-CH3 Blade holder with blade extension abjuster, made of resin
Optional Stand PNS-24
Roland VersaWorks System Requirements

Operating system Windows® 10 (32/64-bit); Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64-bit);
Windows® 7 Ultimate/Professional (32/64-bit)
CPU 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
Roland VersaWorks is a 32-bit application, which runs on 64-bit Windows® with WoW64 (Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit). *Windows® RT is excluded.

Works System Requirements

Windows® 10 (32/64-bit); Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64-bit);
Windows® 7 Ultimate/Professional (32/64-bit)