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VersaStudio BN-20

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  • VersaStudio BN-20

    Now with White inkTruly 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.

    • gold head

      Desktop Size

    • print quality

      Print & Cut

    • Ink

      Eco-SOL Max Inks

    • Operating costs


    • Versaworks

      Easy To Use

    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
    • 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

      Ink ConfigurationThe 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.

      Whie inkFive-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

      Print & CutThe 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

      Cutting ControlThe 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.

    • Easy-to-Load Media Feed System

      UV LampsThe BN-20 is equipped with a new simplified media feed system that automatically aligns roll media in the printer. This intuitive system detects and adjusts the pinch roll wheels to the width of the installed media, ensuring proper placement and tracking. The BN-20 supports roll media from 150 to 515 mm (5.9 to 20.3 in.) in width, weighing up to 6 kg (13.2 lbs.).

    • No Roland Has Ever Been Easier to Use

      The BN-20 is the easiest to use of any device in the Roland printer lineup. All functionality of the device is handled through the VersaStudio utility software. The utility software package is actively open in the Windows® taskbar and controls basic machine functions, status and calibrations. The utility software also monitors replacement of consumable parts like wipers and contour cutting blades.

    • Optional Stand

      StandThe BN-20 is perfect for use on a desktop but an optional stand is also available for those with limited desktop space or who wish to have the unit freestanding.

    • Bundled Design Software

      The VersaStudio comes complete with R-Works, an entry-level design package created by Roland. It allows you to import stock photos or personal photos taken with a digital camera, create original layouts with text, and edit custom print and cut graphics. R-Works also includes a vector art library of stock designs.

    • VersaWorks RIP Software

      VersaWorksVersaWorks RIP software has been developed exclusively for Roland inkjet printers and printer/cutters. This RIP ensures exceptional production output with unmatched ease of use.

      VersaWorks supports the Roland Color system which accurately reproduces more than 1,000 spot colours from colour charts and swatch books. For the VersaUV VersaUV series, VersaWorks also includes the Roland Texture Library featuring 70 ready-to-use textures that can be applied to designs by layering the LEJ’s clear coat ink. For white ink applications, you can select from either single pass or dual pass modes. In addition, VersaWorks features Variable Data Printing and supports up to four Roland devices simultaneously including printers, printer/cutters and cutters. It automatically estimates the ink usage and print time for each graphic so you can accurately monitor time and costs.

      VersaWorks features include embedded ICC profile support, ink level adjustment tools, software proofing capabilities, error diffusion for outstanding print quality and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options. Support for Roland cutters allows you to pair a Roland cutter with any wide-format or desktop printer for print/cut applications. The PerfCut function produces precision perforated cut lines. VersaWorks 4.0 is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP and 2000.

    • Roland OnSupport Online Production Assistance

      OnSupportRoland OnSupport online production monitor enables remote tracking of production so you can get a text or e-mail when ink is low or a job is finished. Roland OnSupport users can also quickly download firmware updates and important product information.

    • Roland Intelligent Pass Control

      Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology developed by Roland software engineers represents the pinnacle of inkjet printing. This patent-pending system precisely controls dot placement between passes and delivers unprecedented imaging performance in all resolutions. The technology actually enhances image quality at higher print speeds thereby increasing productivity. As a result, the BN-20 produces smooth gradations and flawless solid colours while achieving faster throughput with virtually no banding in all print modes.

    • Environmental Certifications

      Energy StarThe BN-20 is Energy Star certified and includes advanced features that minimise ink consumption, reducing environmental waste and operational costs. The BN-20 is certified by Roland’s Eco-Label system, an ISO 14021 Type II label certifying compliance with a company’s internal environmental standards.

    • Standard Roland Features

      Reliability You Can Count On - The BN-20 is designed to be a bulletproof production machine. With regular maintenance, it will provide years of trouble-free service. But, unlike most inkjets that require daily maintenance, the BN-20 requires significantly less servicing.

      Quality Assurance - Roland’s international ISO certification is your quality assurance. We build reliable, high-performance products and back them up with first-rate customer service and a wide variety of supplies and accessories.


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    Model BN-20
    Printing technology Piezoelectric inkjet
    Media Width 150 to 515 mm (5.9 to 20.3 in.)
    Thickness 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 (220 cc cartridge) or Roland aqueous pigment (FPG) ink (220 cc cartridge)
    Colours Five colours (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and metallic silver) or
    Four colours (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)
    (Five colours are only ECO-SOL MAX)
    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 %, 1.5 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 995 (W) x 585 (D) x 291 (H) mm (39.2 (W) x 23 (D) x 11.5 (H) in.) / 35 kg (79.4 lbs.)
    Environmental 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)
    Included items 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.

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