Roland VersaSTUDIO BN-20


The VersaSTUDIO BN-20 is the smallest printer in our range. Despite its compact design, this desktop printer is extremely versatile. The BN-20 prints and cuts stickers, signs, posters and heat transfers, among others. You can use white or metalic as special color.

Small printer with great potential

The VersaSTUDIO BN-20 is a compact and user-friendly device, in which you can load media of a maximum width of 51cm. In return for this small investment, you can have a wide range of applications for both indoor and outdoor use. A few examples are signage, stickers, labels, transfers for apparel, POP displays, window stickers, posters and many more.

Printing and cutting in one

The BN-20 printer has a cutting blade. This automatically cuts your prints. You can also use the BN-20 as a cutting plotter. Printing first is not required.

Eco-solvent or water-based ink

You can choose between the highly acclaimed ECO-SOL MAX ink and the water-based FPG ink of Roland DG. ECO-SOL MAX is perfectly suited for indoor as well as outdoor applications. You can either use the BN-20 only with standard colours (CMYK), or with standard colours combined with metallic silver or white. The water-based ink, in turn, is ideal for indoor applications. This ink is available in four colours (CMYK).

Create your own designs

We provide you the R-Works design software free of cost. With this software, you can very easily create designs that you can print and cut with the BN-20. You can create your own designs with text and images, or you may simply import photos. You can therefore create original designs very quickly.

Printing software included

The software that runs your printer is included. VersaWorks updates can also be downloaded free of cost.

VersaWorks software runs your device


Printing technology

Piezoelectric inkjet



150 to 515 mm


Maximum 1.0 mm with liner, for printing

Maximum 0.4 mm with liner and 0.22 mm without liner, for cutting

Roll outer diameter

Maximum 150 mm

Roll weight

Maximum 6 kg

Core diameter

76.2 mm or 50.8 mm

Printing/cutting width*1

Maximum 480 mm

Ink cartridges

Type and capacity

Roland Eco-Sol MAX (220 cc cartridge) or Roland aqueous pigment (FPG) ink (220 cc cartridge)


Five colours (cyan, magenta, yellow, black, and metallic silver or white) or

Four colours (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black)

(Five colours are only Eco-Sol MAX)

Printing resolution (dpi)

Maximum 1,440 dpi

Cutting blade


Roland CAMM-1 series compatible

Blade offset

0.25 mm

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 travelled, or ±0.3 mm, whichever is greater

Distance accuracy (when cutting) *2 *4

Error of less than ±0.4% of distance travelled, 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 travelled, or

±3 mm, whichever is greater

Print heater *8

Temperature: 35°C


USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0)

Power-saving function / Power requirements

Automatic sleep feature / AC 100 to 240 V ±10 %, 1.0 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

1009 (W) x 582 (D) x 293 (H) mm / 35 kg


Power on

Temperature: 20 to 32°C, humidity: 35 to 80%RH (no condensation)

Power off

Temperature: 5 to 40°C, humidity: 20 to 80%RH (no condensation)

Included items

Power cord, USB cable, blade, blade holder, 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, 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 depending on the ambient temperature and media width.



Roland VersaWorks System Requirements

Operating system

Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate (32-bit); Windows Vista® Business/Ultimate (32-bit); Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2 or later (32-bit)


CoreTM2 Duo, 2.0 GHz or faster recommended


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



Application software compatible with Cutting and Print&Cut

Adobe® Illustrator® 10, CS, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5 / CorelDRAW® 11, 12, X3, X4, X5



R-Works System Requirements

Windows® 7 Professional/Ultimate (32-bit); Windows Vista® Business/Ultimate (32-bit); Windows® XP Professional Service Pack 2 or later (32-bit)


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