BY-20 A Fresh Way to Make an Impact

A Fresh Way To Make an Impact

VersaSTUDIONEW BY-20 Desktop Direct-to-film Printer

The all-new VersaSTUDIO BY-20 is the ultimate desktop direct-to-film printer…and much more. Simple to use, reliable and efficient, the BY-20 makes decorating apparel and accessories with vibrant, detailed graphics quick and easy – even for those with no printing experience.

Plus, with the BY-20’s integrated contour-cutting functionality, you can produce heat transfer graphics from PVC sheets – all on a single, affordable compact device.

  • Easy-to-use, compact, affordable DTF printer, ideal whether you’re starting out or looking to expand your product range.
  • Prints vibrant, detailed DTF graphics that can be transferred to a wide variety of fabrics with no weeding needed.
  • The only desktop DTF printer with sheet cut and contour-cutting capabilities, so it can be used for traditional print and cut applications too.
  • Optimised print modes for improved productivity.
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Create Customised Apparel & Accessories with
One Compact, Easy-to-Use Device

The VersaSTUDIO BY-20 is a highly versatile desktop device ideal for a range of direct-to-film apparel applications, such as creating custom t-shirts, sportswear, tote bags, and more. You can also use the BY-20’s integrated contour-cutting capabilities to produce letters, numbers and other heat transfer graphics.
Here are some examples:

Tote Bags
Home Decor - Pillows

Direct-to-film in Four Easy Steps

The VersaSTUDIO BY-20 direct-to-film workflow is a quick and easy four-step process, with no weeding or masking required. Roland DG offers the printer, transfer film, powder, and inks (each sold separately) for a complete solution.

DTF Step 1
DTF Step 2
DTF Step 3
DTF Step 4
T-Shirt on Heat Press

Improves the Design and Efficiency of Apparel Decoration

With its user-friendly operation, fast print speeds, and intuitive software, the VersaSTUDIO BY-20 makes designing and creating customised apparel easier than ever. You can also transfer your graphics to a wide variety of materials, including cotton, polyester, denim, nylon, rayon, and more.

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Easy to Use, Even for Beginners

The BY-20 is so easy to use – even beginners can produce professional-quality output right away. After pressing the power button, all other operations – from printer setup and maintenance to sheet cutting – can be performed with the intuitive utility software. There’s even a support function that guides you through the various menu operations in an easy-to-understand manner.

Professional Quality

Professional Quality

The BY-20 consistently delivers quality results that professionals can rely on. That’s because it features the same advanced print technologies as Roland DG’s state-of-the-art wide-format printers. You can expect rich, colourful, high-definition output, print after print. Plus, the included design and output software provides all the features and tools you need to create stunning graphics quickly and easily.

BY-20 Speeds

Efficient Production

Featuring print speeds twice as fast as previous models, the BY-20 offers an ideal workflow for DTF. You’ll be able to turn around jobs cost-effectively and quickly. A host of convenient user features, including front-loading media and ink systems, simplify workflow for maximum efficiency.

BY-20 Speeds
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A Direct-to-film Printer Tailor Made for You and Your Business

  Starter Price
The BY-20 is a professional-level printer that's priced to suit the budgets of those just getting started. It comes complete with design and output software, so you can start printing right away.
  Compact Size
Small enough to fit on your desktop – the BY-20 is ideal for your home office or shop. Media setup, ink loading, and maintenance can also be performed from the front of the printer, reducing space requirements further.
  Reliable, Durable, and Easy to Maintain
Reliability comes as standard with the BY-20, so you can count on smooth, consistent performance. Easy-to-follow instructions and intuitive engineering make periodic maintenance and consumable replacement a breeze.
VersaSTUDIO Designer

Included FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition Software.

The BY-20 includes FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition design and output software, enabling even those with little or no printing experience to consistently produce high-quality graphics. This intuitive, feature-filled software offers a host of tools for creating shapes, text, and effects, while also simplifying the print and cut workflow.


Included VersaWorks 6 RIP Software

For users looking for even greater control over output settings and capabilities, every BY-20 printer comes with powerful, simple-to-use VersaWorks 6 RIP software. VersaWorks 6 includes useful features that optimise quality and streamline processes for the printer, ink, and media. It also simplifies the setup of print layouts, generates cut lines for print and cut applications, and provides built-in colour management tools that make reproducing specific colours quick and easy.

Roland DG Connect App

Roland DG Connect App For Everything Creative

Gain a detailed understanding of your entire print operation while keeping your device running at optimum performance with a user-friendly app specially designed to integrate seamlessly with your VersaSTUDIO BY-20. Reduce downtime and improve efficiency with a machine monitoring assistant that works in complete harmony with your device.

Additional Features

Simple Media Setup

Automated media setup prepares the printer for a variety of materials, assists media loading and helps minimise waste.

Safe, Sustainable Production

BY-20 inks and powders are Oeko-Tex® ECO PASSPORT certified, guaranteeing the safety of textile products produced.

Utility Software

Provides intuitive and quick operation, including printer setup, maintenance and sheet cutting.

Ethernet Compatibility

Print data can be sent and maintenance instructions can be given, even from remote locations within the same network.

Multi-Color LED Lights

View printer status from a distance thanks to LED lights indicating “operating,” “temporarily on standby,” or “in error.”

Your Story Starts Here

Featuring a selection of compact, easy-to-use and affordable solutions, the VersaSTUDIO range brings professional Roland DG quality to entrepreneurs and small businesses.


Additional Information

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Printing Method Piezo ink-jet method
Media Width 5.91 to 20.2 in. (150 to 515 mm)
Thickness Maximum 39.3 mil (1.0 mm) with liner, for printing
Maximum 15.7 mil (0.4 mm) with liner and 8.6 mil (0.22 mm) without liner, for cutting
Roll outer diameter Maximum 5.9 in. (150 mm)
Roll weight Maximum 13.2 lb. (6 kg)
Core diameter 3 in. (76.2 mm) or 2 in. (50.8 mm)
Printing/cutting width (*1) Maximum 18.89 in. (480 mm)
Ink Type 220-ml cartridge
Colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White
Printing resolution (dots per inch) Maximum 1,440 dpi
Cutting speed 0.39 to 5.9 in/s (10 to 150 mm/s)
Blade force (*2) 30 to 500 gf
Blade Type Roland CAMM-1 series blade
Offset 0.000 to 1.500 mm (0.0 to 59 mil)
Software resolution (when cutting) 0.025 mm/step (0.98 mil/step)
Media heating system (*3) Print heater set temperature: 86 to 95 °F (30 to 35 °C)
Dryer set temperature: 86 to 100.4 °F (30 to 38 °C)
Connectivity Ethernet (100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, automatic switching)
Power-saving function Automatic sleep feature
Rated input 100-240 Va.c. 50/60 Hz 2.1 A
Power consumption During operation Approx. 185 W
Sleep mode Approx. 27W
Acoustic noise level During operation 62 dB (A) or less
During standby 60 dB (A) or less
Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height) 42.1 in. × 24.3 in. × 24.5 in. (1,069 mm × 617 mm × 622 mm)
Weight 137 lb. (62 kg)
Environment During operation (*4) Temperature: 68 to 89.6 °F (20 to 32 °C)
Humidity: 40 to 80 % RH (no condensation)
Not operating Temperature: 41 to 104 °F (5 to 40 °C)
Humidity: 20 to 80 % RH (no condensation)
Included items Dedicated stands, power cord, Media take-up unit, media holders, replacement blade for separating knife, User's Manual, Software (FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition, VersaWorks, Roland DG Connect), etc.
*1 The length of printing or cutting is subject to the limitations of the program.
  • 500 gf is the maximum instantaneous blade force.
  • The blade force must be adjusted according to details such as the media thickness.
*3 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 preset temperature may fail to be reached.
*4 Operating environment (Use in an operating environment within this range.)
Humidity vs Temperature
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Protect Your Investment

Take your business forward with complete peace of mind thanks to Roland DG’s renowned post-sale service. Roland DG Care warranties cover you for much more than device maintenance.

  • Factory-trained service engineers
  • Quick installation and first-time set-up
  • Expert advice and training
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Why Choose Roland DG?

People buy Roland DG equipment because they know it will do what they need it to do - and more. Our mission is to bring new opportunities to society through digital technology, and we aim to develop the most reliable solutions in the industry.

  • More than 40 years of trusted technical excellence.
  • Robust, flexible technology and repeatable results.
  • Unparalleled post-sales service and support.

Get in touch today and find out why Roland DG is the first choice for print businesses worldwide.