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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Printing technology||Piezoelectric inkjet|
|Media||Width||150 to 515 mm (5.9 to 20.3 in.)|
Maximum 1.0 mm (39 mil) with liner, for printing
Maximum 0.4 mm (16 mil) with liner and 0.22 mm (9 mil) without liner, for cutting
|Roll outer diameter||Maximum 150 mm (5.9 in.)|
|Roll weight||Maximum 6 kg (13.2 lbs.)|
|Core diameter||76.2 mm (3 in.) or 50.8 mm (2 in.)|
|Printing/cutting width*1||Maximum 480 mm (18.9 in.)|
|Ink cartridges||Type and capacity||Roland ECO-SOL MAX 2 (220 cc cartridge) or Roland aqueous pigment (FPG) ink (220 cc cartridge)|
Five colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and metallic silver or White) or
Four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
(Five colors are only ECO-SOL MAX 2)
|Printing resolution (dpi)||Maximum 1,440 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) *2 *3||Error of less than ±0.3% of distance traveled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater|
|Distance accuracy (when cutting) *2 *4||Error of less than ±0.4% of distance traveled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater|
|Repetition accuracy (when cutting) *2 *5||±0.1 mm or less|
|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 traveled, or
±3 mm, whichever is greater
|Print heater *8||Temperature: 35°C (95°F)|
|Connectivity||USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0)|
|Power-saving function / Power requirements||Automatic sleep feature / AC 100 to 240 V ±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||1009 (W) x 582 (D) x 293 (H) mm (39.7 (W) x 22.9 (D) x 11.5 (H) in.) / 36 kg (79.4 lbs.)|
|Environment||Power on||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)|
Power cord, USB cable, blade, blade holder,
Roland Software Package,
Software RIP (Roland 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 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 (95°F) depending on the ambient temperature and media width.
Roland VersaWorks System Requirements
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.
R-Works System RequirementsWindows® 10 (32/64-bit); Windows® 8/8.1 (32/64-bit);
|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|