In today’s market, there’s a big need for small-run, high-margin work. Custom print/cut jobs need to be performed on demand without a large investment inequipment. Unlike larger, much more expensive wide format printers, the compact and economical Roland VersaSTUDIO BN-20 printer/cutter has been engineered to make print production easy for users of all skill levels. This means you can create a wide variety of printed graphics to grow your business, in some cases paying for itself in just weeks. Print professional-quality 20” banners to hang on standard banner stands for tradeshows and retail store. You can also create promotional posters or indoor signage with brilliant color and attention-grabbing detail. Easily create rolls of high margin stickers or small-run product labels on printable adhesive vinyl. Offer your customers custom decals for sports equipment like hockey skates, football helmets, drones and more. In addition, the BN-20 can print on heat transfer vinyl like Siser Colorprint Easy to create custom graphics for apparel. Produce heat transfer graphics for t-shirts, hats, and a wide variety of other substrates. With photorealistic, high-resolution printing and state-of-the-art printing technology, you’ll get excellent results from every job.
The BN-20 has taken everything that makes a Roland great and packed it into one powerful, profit-producing package. A truly affordable that is remarkably versatile. It is one device that can print and cut an incredible variety of jobs on a full spectrum of media for both signage and apparel decoration.
The VersaStudio utilizes 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 optimize 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.
The BN-20 offers a choice of three different ink configurations. Four-color (CMMYK) is the best choice for standard process color inkjet printing. Eco-SOL MAX offers fast drying time, high density, wide color 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 onlyThe five color 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 — recognized as DPI Product of the Year — can be printed as a spot color, or combined with CMYK to produce over 500 striking metallic and pearlescent colors. The new Metallic Texture Library adds 26 different texture fills as well.A third configuration, CMYK aqueous ink, is also available for the BN-20. This high-density water-based ink creates brilliant colors 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.
Note: Selecting CMYK+White as your ink configuration is only needed in cases where you are printing on a clear or non-white substrate. In most cases, the white of the substrate is the only needed source of white. Also, CMYK+White is not recommended for HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl)
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.
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.
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.
Developed exclusively for Roland inkjet printers and printer/cutters, VersaWorks RIP software ensures exceptional production output with unmatched ease of use. Based on the latest Adobe CPSI 3019 engine, VersaWorks includes advanced error diffusion, 16-bit rendering, and the Roland Color system, which accurately reproduces more than 1,000 standard colors and 512 metallic colors. With Roland@NET, updates are free and easy, automatically uploaded through your Internet connection. VersaWorks is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP.
All printers will also require freight delivery and insurance too. Please contact your USCutter representative for details and added cost quotes for these services, as they vary depending on your location and needs. Warranty, and Support services are provided by Roland.