BN-20 Desktop Inkjet Printer / Cutter
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VersaStudio 20" BN-20 Small Roland, XLarge Profts
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 be used as a t-shirt printing press, a sign making machine, or both. All from your desktop.
Integrated printing and cutting in a 20-inch desktop inkjet
- Tshirt printing machine and tshirt printing press
- Sign making machine
- Eco-Sol MAX ink in CMYK, CMYK+Mt (Metallic Silver) or CMYK+W (White)
- Roland automated Ink Circulation System for economical operation
- USB interface
- Compatible with Windows® 7, Vista and XP operating systems
- Supports popular Windows design software including CorelDRAW® and Adobe® Illustrator®
- Roland VersaWorks® RIP software
- R-Works design software
- Windows driver
- Roland OnSupport online production monitor
Better Image Quality Through State-of-the-Art Print Technology
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.
Four Different Ink Choices - Including Metallic Silver Ink
The BN-20 offers a choice of four 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 only
Five color metallic option — 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.
Five-color white ink option – combining white ink with CMYK – is designed 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-color images.
A fourth 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.
Print and Cut in One Integrated Workflow
The 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
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.
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
The 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 six inches to 20 inches in width, weighing up to 13 pounds.
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.
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 Professional RIP Software
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. A spot color replacement feature is included as well, allowing you to automatically replace a spot color with any option from within Roland Color without reopening the file in graphics editing software. VersaWorks also features a built-in PANTONE® library which automatically converts specific PANTONE spot colors in your design file to a CMYK value.
With Roland@NET, updates are free and easy, automatically uploaded through your Internet connection. VersaWorks is fully compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Automated Ink Circulation System
Roland’s own unique, patent-pending automated Ink Circulation System reduces waste of metallic silver ink for dramatically lower running costs. The system ensures exceptional image quality over the long term and minimizes VersaStudio’s maintenance requirements.
The VersaStudio BN-20 suite of media solutions is targeted at core print and print/cut applications such as labels, decals, heat transfer appliqués and posters. Media is available from Roland in 20-inch by 50-foot rolls including:
- Matte and Glossy Calendared vinyl
- Solvent Glossy Photo Paper
- Heat transfer material with matching polyester transfer mask
- White Static Cling
To simplify the production workflow, all Roland media is supported by VersaWorks media profiles. This ensures optimal output quality and color accuracy. Media can be purchased from authorized Roland dealers or through our online store.
Roland OnSupport Online Production Assistance
Roland 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’s international ISO certifications are your assurance of quality products and service. We build reliable, high-performance products and back them up with first-rate customer service and a wide variety of supplies and accessories.
One-Year limitted Warranty
Roland inkjets combine unbeatable performance with legendary Roland reliability. As proof, The VersaStudio BN-20 is warranted for a period of one year, For more information about the standard and extended warranties, please contact Image Junction Sdn Bhd..
|Printing method / Cutting method||Piezoelectric inkjet / Grit roller feed|
|Acceptable media||Width||5.9 to 20.3 in. (150 to 515 mm)|
|Thickness||Printing: Maximum 39 mil (1.0 mm) with liner|
|Cutting: Maximum 16 mil (.4 mm) with liner|
|Roll Weight||Maximum 13.2 lbs (6 kg)|
|Roll Outer Diamater||Maximum 5.9 in (150 mm)|
|Core Diamater||2 in (50.8 mm)or 3 in (76.2 mm) cores|
|Printing/cutting width (*1)||Maximum 18.9 in (480 mm)|
|Ink Cartridges||Type & Capacity||Roland ECO-SOL MAX or FPG Aqueous, 220 ml only|
5 Color – CMYK+Mt (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and Metallic Silver) or
CMYK+Wh (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, and White)
|4 Color - CMMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)|
|Printing resolution||Max 1440 dpi|
|Cutting Blade||Type||Roland CAMM-1 series cutter blade|
|Blade Offset||Fixed at 0.250 mm|
|Cutting speed||0.4 (10 mm/s) to 5.9 in/s (150 mm/s)|
|Blade force||30 to 300gf|
|Software resolution (when cutting)||0.000984 in/step (0.025 mm/step)|
|Distance accuracy (when printing) (*2)(*3)||Error of less than ± 0.3 % of distance traveled, or ± 0.3mm (0.012 in), whichever is greater.|
|Distance accuracy (when cutting) (*2)(*4)||Error of less than ± 0.4 % of distance traveled, or ± 0.3mm (0.012 in), whichever is greater.|
|Repetition accuracy (When cutting) (*2)(*5)||±0.004 in (± 0.1mm) or less|
|Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting (*2)(*6)||±0.020 in (± 0.5mm) or less|
|Alignment accuracy for printing and cutting when reloading media (*2)(*7)||Error of less than ± 0.5% of distance traveled, or ± 0.012 in (3mm), whichever is greater|
|Print Heater Temperature (*8)||Fixed at 95o F (35oC)|
|Power-saving function||Automatic sleep feature / AC 100 to 240V ± 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||39.2" W x 23" D x 11.5" H (995 W x 585 D x 291 H mm), 79.4 lbs (35 kg)|
|Operating Conditions||Power on||Temperature: 68o - 90o F (20 to 32o C), humidity: 35 - 80% RH (non condensing)|
|Power off||Temperature: 41o - 104o F (5 to 40o C), humidity: 20 - 80% RH (non condensing)|
|Included Items||Power cord, USB cable, blade, blade holder, Rolandsoftware Package9, Software RIP (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 emdia, 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.|
|*9 Roland Software Package includes: Windows driver, OnSupport software, utility software and R-Works design software|