VersaSTUDIO BN-20, BN-20A Desktop Printer/Cutter

The BN-20 Series packs everything into one, powerful, profit-producing package. With award-winning eco-solvent inks including metallic and white options, a range of material compatibility and integrated contour cutting, the BN-20 Series features the most versatile print devices in its class. The BN-20 and BN-20A are perfect for creating t-shirt graphics, poster prints, stickers and decals – all from the comfort of your desktop.

Achieve More with your Business

The BN-20 and BN-20A desktop inkjet printer/cutters open up a world of graphics possibilities, with the highest level of quality. Featuring piezo inkjet print heads that print up to 1440 dpi, the BN-20 Series delivers exceptional quality prints with smooth gradations, rich density and deep image saturation, ideal for photographic and vector outputs.

Print and Cut in One Integrated Workflow

The VersaSTUDIO BN-20 Series streamlines the production process by automatically contour cutting its printed output and eliminating the need to reload and reposition graphics in a separate cutting device. 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 to avoid skewing and distortion.

Distinguishing Features

  • Compact 508 mm (20 in.) inkjet with integrated printing and contour cutting
  • A versatile solution for printing t-shirt graphics, decals, stickers, signs, posters and more
  • Ink options include CMYK, CMYK+W* and CMYK+Mt*
  • Roland DG reliability for continuous, economical production

No Roland DG Solution Has Been Easier to Use

All functionality of the BN-20 Series is handled through the included Roland VersaWorks 6 RIP software which allows users to efficiently prepare artwork for both print and cut functions with ease. An intuitive solution, the BN-20 Series 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 and BN-20A can be connected via USB interface for ease of use.

So Many Possibilities

The VersaSTUDIO BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter is perfect for a variety of applications including labels, decals, and posters, and easily handles the following coated and uncoated materials in rolls up to 508mm by 15m:

Professional Ink Options in a Desktop Device

Roland Eco-Sol MAX ink offers fast drying time, high density, a wide colour gamut, rugged scratch resistance, a low cost per square foot and broad media support. The BN-20 and BN-20A can be set up in for printing both standard and luxury items.

ECO-SOL MAX inks are GREENGUARD Gold certified, to meet some of the world’s most rigorous standards for use in schools and healthcare environments.

Eco-Sol MAX ink is available for the BN-20 Series in the following configurations:


Four-color standard process colour inkjet printing

CMYK + W (White)*

For use with clear or coloured media on packaging prototypes, labels, window signs, and other popular applications, white ink can be printed as a spot colour or an undercoat to increase the brightness and opacity of full-colour images

CMYK + Mt (Metallic)*

Metallic ink can be printed as a spot colour or combined with CMYK to produce over 500 striking metallic and pearlescent colours, including Roland’s Metallic Texture Library of different texture fills

*BN-20 only

Take Control of Cutting

Combined with 300g downward force cutting capability, the integrated contour cutting of the BN-20 Series is consistent and virtually eliminates common problems inherent in drag knife technology with simple up/down electronic controls. Ingenious cutting carriage technology prevents bounce against the media if the force is set too high for the substrate.

Low Maintenance Cost, High Reliability

Built with Roland DG’s well known quality standards for reliability, the BN-20 Series features gold-plated heads to reduce static and prevent clogging and a patent-pending wiper system to decrease wear and tear on the print head and prolong its life by reducing buildup. A patent-pending automated Ink Circulation System* reduces waste, for dramatically lower running costs while ensuring exceptional image quality over the long term.

*BN-20 only

Εasy- to-Load Media Feed



An easy-to-use design package, R-Works allows users to import photos and images for insertion into design layouts for creating custom print and cut graphics. R-Works also includes a vector art library of stock designs.

Roland OnSupport for Remotely Managing Your Printer

The BN-20 Series features Roland OnSupport, an online customer support system that allows users to remotely track the printer status and send e-mails to users notifying them when a job is start, completed or when ink is running low. Users can download firmware updates and important product information at an exclusive website in just one click.

Includes Latest VersaWorks 6 RIP Software RIP

VersaWorks 6 expands your print capabilities and maximises the power of your Roland devices with the latest features to enhance the world’s most popular RIP software.

• HARLEQUIN RIP dual-core engine and native 64-bit processing – effective processing of PDFs with shadows and transparencies
• Icon-based interface with drag-and-drop functionality
• Five print queues and the ability to save and store unlimited queue settings
• Special Color Plate Generation – auto-generate White, Gloss and other ink layers
• Built-in Pantone and Roland Color spot colour libraries
• All the advanced and ease-of-use features of VersaWorks

Model BN-20 BN-20A
Printing technology Piezoelectric inkjet
Media Width *1 150 to 515 mm (5.9 to 20.3 in.)
Thickness Max. 1.0 mm (39 mil) with liner, for printing
Max. 0.4 mm (16 mil) with liner and 0.22 mm (9 mil) without liner, for cutting
Roll weight Max. 6 kg (13.2 lb)
Roll outer diameter Max. 150 mm (5.9 in.)
Core diameter 76.2 mm (3 in.) or 50.8 mm (2 in.)
Printing/cutting width *2 Max. 480 mm (18.9 in.)
Ink Type and capacity ECO-SOL MAX/ MAX2/ MAX 3, 220 cc cartridges ECO-SOL MAX3, 220 cc cartridges
Colours 5 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Metallic Silver or White) 4 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
Printing resolution (dots per inch) Max. 1440 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) *3,*4 Error of less than ±0.3% of distance travelled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Distance accuracy (when cutting) *3,*5 Error of less than ±0.4% of distance travelled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater
Repetition accuracy (When cutting) *3,*6 ±0.1 mm or less
Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting *3,*7 ±0.5 mm or less
Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting when reloading media *3,*8 Error of less than ±0.5% of distance travelled, or ±3 mm, whichever is greater
Print heater *9 Temperature: 35°C (95°F)
Connectivity USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0)
Power-saving function Automatic sleep feature
Power requirements 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 1009 (W) x 582 (D) x 293 (H) mm (39.7 x 23 x 11.5 in.) / 36 kg (79.4 lbs)
Environment Power on *10 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 Roland VersaWorks 6 RIP Software, power cable, USB cable, blade, blade holder, User’s Manual, etc.


VersaWorks 6 System Requirements
Operating System Windows® 10 (32/64 bit), Windows® 8.1 (32/64 bit), Windows® 7 Ultimate/Professional (32/64 bit)
Hard-disk file system NTFS Format
CPU Intel Core™ 2 Duo, 2.0 GHz or faster recommended
RAM 2GB or more recommended
Video card and monitor A resolution of 1280 x 1024 or more recommended
Free hard disk space 40 GB or more recommended
Optical drive DVD-ROM
Ethernet Connection 100 mbps
Other Internet connection recommended

*1 It must be within the ranges: 150 to 170 mm (5.9 to 6.7 in.), 200 to 235 mm (7.9 to 9.3 in.), 287 to 322 mm (11.3 to 12.7 in.), 348 to 383 mm (13.7 to 15.1 in.), 393 to 429 mm (15.5 to 16.9 in.), 439 to 474 mm (17.3 to 18.7 in.), 487 to 515 mm (19.2 to 20.3 in.).

*2 The length of printing or cutting is subject to the limitations of the program.

*3 Media type: Media specified by Roland DG Corp. Temperature: 25°C (77°F), humidity: 50%. Roll media must be loaded correctly. Front margin: 35 mm or more. Excluding expansion/contraction of the media. All correction or adjustment function of this machine has been made properly.

*4 With Roland PET film, print travel: 1 m.

*5 Range for assured repetition accuracy: Length 1000 mm.

*6 Range for assured repetition accuracy: Length 1000 mm.

*7 Provided that media length is under 1000 mm. Excludes the effects of slanted movement and of expansion and contraction of the media.

*8 Data size: 1000 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. Excluding possible shift caused by expansion/contraction of the media and/or by reloading the media.

*9 Warm-up is required after power up. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating environment. Depending on the ambient temperature and media width, the temperature may fail to be reached 35 (°F).

*10 Operating environment.

Specifications, designs and dimensions listed may be subject to change without notice.

Model Description
ESL5-CY ECO-SOL MAX3 Cyan, 220 cc
ESL5-MG ECO-SOL MAX3 Magenta, 220 cc
ESL5-YE ECO-SOL MAX3 Yellow, 220 cc
ESL5-BK ECO-SOL MAX3 Black, 220 cc
ESL4-MT ECO-SOL MAX2 Metallic silver, 220 cc
ESL4-WH ECO-SOL MAX2 White, 220 cc
SL-CL Cleaning liquid cartridge, 220 cc, 1pc
ZEC-U5032 Cemented carbide blade for vinyl, fluorescent and reflective film, offset value 0.25 mm, 2 pcs
ZEC-U5025 Cemented carbide blade for vinyl, fluorescent and reflective film, offset value 0.25 mm, 5 pcs
ZEC-U5022 Cemented carbide blade for vinyl film, offset value 0.25 mm, 2 pcs
ZEC-U1715 Cemented carbide blade for sandblast stencil, offset value 0.25 mm, 5 pcs
ZEC-U3017 Cemented carbide blade for general signage vinyl, offset value 0.175 mm, 3 pcs
ZEC-U1005 Cemented carbide blade for vinyl film, offset value 0.25 mm, 5 pcs
ZEC-U3075 Cemented carbide blade for thick material and sandblast stencil, offset value 0.75 mm, 5 pcs (XD-CH4 Only)*
ZEC-U3050 Cemented carbide blade for thick material and sandblast stencil, offset value 0.50 mm, 5 pcs (XD-CH4 Only)*
ZEC-U5010 Cemented carbide blade for window film, offset value 0.5 mm, 2 pcs (XD-CH4 Only)*
ZEC-U3100 Cemented carbide blade for thick material and sandblast stencil, offset value 1.00 mm, 5 pcs (XD-CH4 Only)*
XD-CH2 Adjustable depth blade holder, Alloy tip
XD-CH3 Adjustable depth blade holder, Plastic tip
XD-CH4 NEW – Adjustable depth blade holder, Alloy tip – Black, Orange, Red
XD-CT Creasing tool for cardboard
6701409310 Cleaning Kit, 100ml cleaning fluid, 10 swabs
PNS-24 Stand
GXS-24 Stand

* BN-20 maximum cutting force is 300g

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