BN-20 Features

ADDITIONAL INFO

Explore a World of New Applications Right at Your Desktop

Better Image Quality Through State-of-the-Art Print Technology


The VersaStudio utilizes the same advanced print technology as Rolands 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.

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.

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.

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. 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

Rolands 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 VersaStudios maintenance requirements.

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.