Roland DG launches easy-to-use VersaSTUDIO BN-20D Desktop Direct-To-Film Printer

VersaStudio BN-20D Applications

February 14th, 2023 – Roland DG EMEA, today launches its first Direct-To-Film transfer desktop inkjet printer, the VersaSTUDIO BN-20D, targeting small to medium-sized print shops, apparel businesses and start-ups.

The Direct-To-Film transfer has been attracting worldwide attention in the apparel decoration industry in recent years, due to the ease of customising products and accessories with eye-catching graphics. Roland DG’s new affordable inkjet BN-20D printer uses the Direct-To-Film method, which transfers CMYK colours plus White on fabric to create vibrant graphics with fine details, photographic reproduction, and superb contrast.

Equipped with high-definition print heads, the BN-20D can transfer onto an array of light and dark fabrics to produce a variety of garments. The printer’s automated cutting function also makes it possible to produce designs using heat transfer vinyl, stretch, flock, holographic, glitter and metallic colour vinyl, which is difficult with standard inkjet printing.

“Our compact, easy-to-use and affordable desktop products enable anyone to easily achieve high-quality outputs without needing specialist skills and know-how,” said Paul Willems, Product Management & Business Development Director at Roland DG EMEA.

“Direct-to-Film transfer is a new solution that has only been around a few years but has the potential to revolutionise the apparel business. By introducing this solution under the VersaSTUDIO brand, we hope that more customers will easily realise new creative and profitable business opportunities. Besides working as a Direct-To-Film printer, BN-20D can also be used as a cutting plotter for sign and heat transfer vinyl, which makes the solution highly versatile.”

During the printing process, once graphics have been printed on a special film, the powder is applied to the film and then thermally melted. This eliminates the need for labour-intensive heat transfer methods, such as cutting the outline of illustrations, removing waste from unnecessary areas, and retouching, which not only makes the work process more efficient but also allows for the production of more complex and appealing designs. In addition to the efficiency of the BN-20D, the ink used complies with OEKO-TEX*, an international standard that guarantees the safety of apparel decoration, making it safe for use on children and pet clothing.

*Expected to be achieved in February 2023

For more information, visit  VersaSTUDIO BN-20D page or contact your Roland DG Authorised Dealer.