VersaSTUDIO BT-12 Direct-to-Garment Printer

Out-of-the-box apparel customization with a compact, affordable and exceptionally easy machine

  • As easy-to-use as an office printer and offers stunning results
  • Put your photos and designs on cotton t-shirts, bags, pet accessories and so much more
  • Complete solution includes a finisher unit, cassette tray and cleaning accessories
  • Up to 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi print resolution for high-quality print results
  • Compact size for use in all offices, kiosks, museums, photo studios, pet supply stores, and other online and retail environments


Distinctive Features and Highlights

Start Printing Right Out-of-the-Box
When bundled with the HB-12 finishing unit and included cassette trays, the BT-12 provides a complete, low-cost solution for direct-to-garment printing quickly and easily.

Includes Super-Easy Software
If you can use a desktop printer, you can output your PNG and JPG files with our included software. Users can also output TIFF, PDF and BMP files with their choice of design programs.

Durable Stainless Steel Printheads
192 nozzles per channel, 2 channels per head and variable dot printing offer professional print results on a wide range of cotton/cotton mix products.

Brilliant Inks and Images
Provide sharp and color-brilliant image results.

Affordable to Run and Easy-to-Profit
Requires no special electrical set-up and works with standard wall sockets— a cost-effective solution with a low entry point, low cost-of-ownership and high return.

A Digitally Smart Alternative to Traditional Printing
Traditional apparel printing is bulky, messy, costly and time-consuming— avoid the fuss and expense with a fast, easy, on-demand alternative.

A Safe, Fully-Enclosed Process
Users of all abilities can print onto garments without coming into any contact with chemicals, heat, steam, or complicated processes that present safety issues.

Space-Saving Print Solution
The compact printer fits comfortably in any store, office, kiosk, workshop or home environment— the printer and finisher unit can be stacked to maximize functionality.

Model  BT-12Specification
Printing methodDirect-to-garment (DTG)
Piezo ink-jet method
Print heads2 print heads
2 channels per print head
192 nozzles per channel
Nozzle pitch: 150 dpi
Max. print swath: 1.27” (32 mm)
Printing resolution (dpi)600 x 600 dpi
1200dpi x 1200 dpi
Printable AreaA4 Cassette (Standard)11.5” x 8” (291 mm x 204 mm)
A5 Cassette (Optional)8” x 5.6” (204 mm x 142 mm)
Garment TypeFabric50-100% Cotton
ThicknessMaximum 0.157” (4 mm)
ColorsWhite, Light Colors
Ink CartridgesTypesTPG Textile Pigment Ink
Size100 ml (CMY)
140 ml (K)
ConnectivityHost InterfaceUSB2.0 High Speed, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX
Network ProtocolTCP/IP

Exterior dimensions

Printer Installed15.7” (W) x 27.5” (D) x 11.5” (H) 
(399 mm (W) × 698 mm (D) × 292.5 mm(H))
Finisher Installed15.7” (W) x 23.6” (D) x 8.7” (H)
(399 mm (W) × 599.4 mm (D) × 220.98 mm(H))
Weight55 lbs (25 kg)
EnvironmentalTemperature15℃ to 32℃ (59 to 89.6˚F)
Humidity15 to 80% RH (non- condensing)
Included Software

Roland DG Design Software

Supported File TypesPNG, JPG, TIFF*, PDF*, BMP*
Maximum File Size10 MB
Heating ModeFix Mode (Fuse)Non-contact heat
Press Mode (Pre-heat)Contact heat
Power requirementsNorth AmericaAC100V to 120V, 50/60Hz, max. 90 Watts
Latin America AC220V to 240V, 50/60Hz, max. 90 Watts
Power consumptionDuring operationLess than 27.5 W
Sleep modeLess than 2 W
Warm-up TimeLess than 35 sec.
Temperature Range175℃ (Default) / 165℃ (347 / 329˚F)

*File types not supported by included Roland DG software but available for print output with other popular design programs