VersaSTUDIO BN-20, BN-20A Desktop Inkjet Printer/Cutters

Desktop production for graphics start-ups, artists, and apparel designers

  • Print and contour cut apparel heat transfers, decals, labels, posters and more
  • Now available in two models, including the lower priced BN-20A that prints CMYK configuration only
  • Roland DG’s most compact and affordable printer/cutter
  • Best printer in its class – prints up to 1440 dpi and delivers unmatched color quality
  • Greengard Gold certified Eco-Sol MAX inks available in CMYK and White
  • BN-20    $7,000
  • BN-20A  $6,500


Create Print and Cut Graphics
with One Awesome Machine

Not only do BN-20 devices print quality graphics up to 1440 dpi, but they can automatically contour cut them as well! This means you can create labels, decals, t-shirt transfers and other products that are cut to the unique compositions of your designs.

A state-of-the-art cutting operation provides consistent results and isn’t prone to the problems inherent in craft cutter devices with simple up/down electronic controls. Instead, they ensure super-crisp cutting results on a huge diversity of products— supporting rolls up-to 20-inches wide by 50 ft. and weighing up-to 13 lbs.

BN-20’s Love
Creative People

Despite a low-price tag that makes it comparable to “art and graphics printers” on the market, BN-20 printer/cutters are serious machines that offer seriously great results. Used by everyone from hobbyists who are looking to take their home business to the next level, to graphic design professionals who need quality and versatility from a desktop device to businesses that want to create custom graphics from their stores and offices, BN-20 technology empowers creative people to do amazing things.

Distinguishing Features

  • Now compatible with True Rich Color presets in VersaWorks 6 to widen your color gamut and achieve bolder and more targeted color results.
  • A simplified media feed system automatically aligns roll media for printing— ensuring proper placement and tracking.
  • Print, cut and laminate graphics— remove prints, laminate, and reload for cutting— automatically realigning and compensating for skew and distortion.
  • The BN-20’s Energy Star® seal of approval guarantees maximum energy efficiency to lower your electric bills.
  • Roland DG OnSupport automatically manages your production— e-mailing you when ink is low, a job is finished, or you need to download a firmware upgrade.
  • The BN-20A model features a streamlined installation process for easy set-up.


VersaStudio BN-20 Series

Model VersaStudio BN-20 Series
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 & Capacity (BN-20) Roland ECO-SOL MAX, 220ml
Type & Capacity (BN-20a) Roland ECO-SOL MAX 2, 220ml
Colors (BN-20) 5 Color – CMYK + White (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, and White)
5 Color – CMYK + Metallic (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and Metallic)
Colors (BN-20 & BN-20a) 4 Color – CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
Printing resolution Max 1440 dpi
Cutting Blade Type Roland CAMM-1 series cutter blade
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%, 1.0 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 39.7″ W x 22.9″ D x 11.5″ H in.
(1009 W x 582 D x 293 H mm), 79.4 lb. (36 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, downloadable software and manual library— including VersaWorks RIP and User’s Manual
*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
Roland VersaWorks 6 System Requirements
Operating system Windows® 10 (32/64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 (32/64-bit)
Windows® 7 Professional / Ultimate (32/64-bit)
CPU Intel® 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
Other requirements Ethernet or USB port
Internet connection and web browser to use Roland@NET

Please note: Considering that you will be using software such as Illustrator, we recommend that you use as high performance computer as possible to reduce RIP processing time. We also recommend using a hard disk that has large enough capacity, as print files are often tens of GB in size (or larger) when data is high resolution.

* Roland VersaWorks 6 is a 32-bit application, which runs on 64-bit Windows® with WoW64 (Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit).

VersaStudio BN-20 Series Accessories

Note: ESL4 CMYK Inks for BN-20a Only


Part No.Description
ESL3-BKEco-Sol MAX Ink, 220cc, Black
ESL3-CYEco-Sol MAX Ink, 220cc, Cyan
ESL3-MGEco-Sol MAX Ink, 220cc, Magenta
ESL3-MTEco-Sol MAX Ink, 220cc, Metallic Silver
ESL3-YEEco-Sol MAX Ink, 220cc, Yellow
ESL4-BKECO-SOL MAX 2 220cc Black
ESL4-CL2Eco-Sol MAX2 Ink, 220cc, Cleaning Cartridge
ESL4-CYECO-SOL MAX 2 220cc Cyan
ESL4-MGECO-SOL MAX 2 220cc Magenta
ESL4-WHEco-Sol MAX2 Ink, 220cc, White
ESL4-YEECO-SOL MAX 2 220cc Yellow
Part No.Description
GXS-24Stand for GS-24 and BN-20
Part No.Description
IJ-SWABKIT5-50Swab Kit, 5 inch Swabs, 50 Pack
Part No.Description
USA-C125-525°/.125 Offset Blade, 5 ea. – Thin Materials
USA-C145-145°/.25 Offset Blade, 1 ea. – All Purpose
USA-C145-345°/.25 Offset Blade, 3 ea. – All Purpose
USA-C145-545°/.25 Offset Blade, 5 ea. – All Purpose
USA-C160-160°/.10 Offset Blade, 1 ea. – Thick Materials
USA-C160-360°/.10 Offset Blade, 3 ea. – Thick Materials
XD-CH3Blade Holder, Adjustable Tip, Regular
XD-CH4-BLBlade Holder, Adjustable Tip, Alloy, Blue
XD-CH4-ORBlade Holder, Adjustable Tip, Alloy, Orange
ZEC-U100545°/.25 Offset Premium Blade, 5 ea. – All Purpose
ZEC-U305060°/.50 Offset Premium Blade, 5 ea. – Sandblast
ZEC-U310060°/1.00 Offset Premium Blade, 5 ea. – Thick Materials
ZEC-U502545°/.25 Offset Premium Blade, 5 ea. – Standard Materials
ZEC-U503245*/.25 Offset Premium Blade, 2pk – Standard Materials
Part No.Description
ESM-CCVP-50-20Clear Cal Vinyl, Perm Adhesive, 20in x 50ft
ESM-CSC-50-20Clear Static Cling, 20in x 50ft
ESM-GCVP-50-20Gloss Cal Vinyl, Perm Adhesive, 20in x 50ft
ESM-HTM3-75-20HeatSoft Plus Heat Transfer Material, 20in x 75ft
ESM-HTMS-75-20Satin Poly Heat Transfer Material, 20in x 75ft
ESM-MCVP-50-20Matte Cal Vinyl, Perm Adhesive, 20in x 50ft
ESM-RPBF-50-20RolyPoly Banner Film, 20in x 50ft
ESM-SGP3-50-20Solvent Glossy Paper, 200 gsm, 20in x 50ft
ESM-SGPA-50-20Solvent Glossy Paper w/ Adhesive, 20in x 50ft
ESM-WFRV-50-20WallFlair Removable Vinyl, 20in x 50ft
ESM-WSC-50-20White Static Cling, 20in x 50ft
PGM-PTM2-75-20Medium Tack Polyester Transfer Mask, 20in x 75ft
SCM-GPP2-100-20Glossy Photobase Paper, 20in x 100ft