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Roland BY-20 Direct to Film (DTF) 20" Wide Roll Printer, Cutter, RIP (Bundle 1)



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The Next-Generation VersaSTUDIO BY-20 Desktop Direct-to-Film Printer

Introducing the VersaSTUDIO BY-20, the ultimate desktop DTF (direct-to-film) printer and more. With simplicity at its core, this printer is a beacon of reliability and efficiency, transforming apparel and accessory decoration into a quick and easy process for everyone from entry-level print practitioners to seasoned professionals. Beyond its capabilities as a DTF printer, the BY-20 boasts integrated contour-cutting functionality, allowing users to create print and cut heat transfer graphics - all with a single, compact, and affordable device.

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Plus Supplies
  • BY-20 DTF Printer & Cutter
  • Maintenance Kit
  • FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Software ($2000 Value)
  • VersaWorks RIP Software ($795 value)
  • Roland DG Connect
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Personalized Training & Support
  • BY-20 DTF Printer & Cutter
  • Roland DTF Ink (1 each 220cc cartridge per color)
  • Roland DTF Powder (1kg) and Roland DTF Film (20 in x 164 ft)
  • Maintenance Kit
  • FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Software ($2000 Value)
  • VersaWorks RIP Software ($795 value)
  • Roland DG Connect
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Personalized Training & Support

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  • Easy to use, affordable DTF printer for those who want to start a business or expand their current business
  • Prints, vibrant, detailed DTF graphics, no weeding required
  • The only desktop DTF printer with sheet cut and contour-cutting
  • Optimized print modes for improved productivity
  • Integrates with popular DTF powder shaker and heater units for a fully automated system
  • 1,440 x 1440 dpi | 25 sqft Per Hour
  • 2x the Print Speed of the Roland BN-20D
  • 1/4 the footprint space of the Mimaki TxF150-75
  • Includes Roland's 1 Year Warranty

The VersaSTUDIO BY-20 redefines what's achievable in direct-to-film printing, catering to diverse user needs while offering unparalleled ease of use, versatility, and productivity. A complete "design to print" solution that can be paired up with an automated in-line shaker and dryer unit for an automated roll-to-roll workflow.

Part of the VersaSTUDIO family of products - advanced desktop devices designed to the meet the needs of small businesses, retailers, and educators - emerges the groundbreaking BY-20, a Direct-To-Film (DTF) printer that's poised to redefine the landscape of apparel decoration.

Designed as the quintessential starting point for those venturing into DTF apparel decoration, the BY-20 embraces innovation that's reshaping the apparel market. Its compact design and user-friendly interface serve as a welcoming gateway into the world of professional-grade printing, ensuring a seamless experience for beginners and seasoned users alike.

The BY-20 isn't just about ease of use; it's also engineered to significantly increase productivity. Boasting the ability to double productivity compared to previous models, this compact, powerful printer doesn't compromise efficiency for simplicity. Additionally, it comes with bundled with feature-filled software that's equally powerful and intuitive. This software makes installing, setting up and using the BY-20 exceptionally easy, especially for less experienced users.

One of the key features that sets the BY-20 apart from competitive devices is that it can be easily integrated with popular DTF powder shaker and heater units, allowing for an automated, hassle-free system. This pairing helps streamline workflow and maximize productivity, ensuring that users can focus on creativity and production, rather than grappling with complex set-up or operation.

With its starter price and comprehensive suite of features, the VersaSTUDIO BY-20 sets a new standard for accessibility in the space of professional-grade DTF printers. It's more than a device; it's a catalyst for innovation and efficiency, catering to the diverse needs of small businesses, retailers, and educators seeking a reliable, user-friendly solution.

Suitable for First Time DTF Users

  • New DTF users or those using slightly modified DTF machines.
  • Individuals exploring DTF for starting a new business venture.
  • Users unhappy with third-party solutions (modified machines) seeking better options.

Suitable for Upgrading Users

  • Existing BN-20, BN-20A, and GS-24 garment users looking for replacements or add-on options for their current setup
  • Screen print, embroidery, and sublimation users looking to add reliable short run capabilities

Suitable for the following customer types

  • Small Businesses
  • Home-Based Businesses
  • Apparel Decorators
  • Educators
  • Graphic Designers
  • Makers

Easy Operation - Front Loading Ink & Media

Transform the way you work with the BY-20's revolutionary front-loading design. This simplifies media setup and maintenance by allowing these operations to take place at the front of the printer, saving time and effort.

Gone are the days of having to access the back of the printer for loading media or performing maintenance tasks. This convenient, front-focused approach ensures that every task is within arm's reach for a smooth, efficient workflow.

New Media Holder Design

The BY-20 includes an innovative new media holder designed to make media setup easier than ever. This holder employs the same user-friendly locking mechanism as Roland DG's TrueVIS VG3 wide-format printer/cutters, allowing users to lock in media with a single touch. It's an enhancement that streamlines operation, reduces setup time, and ensures a hassle-free experience, enabling users to achieve remarkable results without unnecessary complexity.

Additional Product Features Include:

  • Easy Operation - New Media Clamp and Pinch Roller Design

    The BY-20 is also designed for optimum media handling efficiency and precision. Media clamps and pinch rollers are thoughtfully separated, allowing for better control and placement to accommodate different media types and widths.

    Easily identify grit roller sections where pinch rollers can be placed by using the new blue indicators above the platen. These upgrades to the new BY-20 are a direct reflection of the voice of our customers.

  • Easy Operation - Multi-Sensor Adjustment

    The BY-20 introduces a new, groundbreaking "Multi-Sensor Adjustment", a feature that revolutionizes print quality by automatically fine-tuning printer settings based on media type and thickness. This one-touch solution eliminates the guesswork, enabling users to consistently achieve professional-level results.

    The automated calibrations performed eliminate the complexities of manual adjustments. Now, outstanding image quality can be achieved without requiring intricate setup. Whether it's thin or thick media, the BY-20 ensures optimal conditions, making it simple for anyone to produce stunning, high-quality prints.

  • Integrated Storage Solution

    The BY-20 DTF printer is equipped with a convenient front-access "Tool Storage Space", that provides users with an integrated storage solution within the device. Now, small items and accessories can be easily stored and accessed. By keeping essential tools and accessories close at hand, this useful feature helps enhance efficiency and minimize downtime.

  • New Drain Tank

    The BY-20 isn't just designed for exceptional printing, it's also uniquely engineered to reduce waste and minimize costs. A prime example is this state-of-the-art printer's new and innovative waste drain tank for an eco-friendly approach to ink management.

    This advancement helps eliminate unnecessary expenses by enabling users to manage their running costs more efficiently. By utilizing a high-capacity 1.8L waste liquid pack, only the inner package of the drain cartridge needs to be replaced, resulting in cost savings without compromising on quality.

  • Included FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition Software

    Empower your creative potential with the BY-20, equipped with the robust FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition design and output software. Tailored to unlock design skills, this bundled software ensures that even novices can start creating and printing captivating graphics immediately after your BY-20 purchase.

    Efficiency lies at the heart of the FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition software. Its intuitive interface simplifies the DTF workflow, streamlining the process from design inception to final output. With a suite of tools dedicated to boosting productivity, you can effortlessly achieve exceptional results.

    The software's White Layer Creation and Auto Mirroring functions significantly simplify the design of DTF transfers, ensuring a seamless and user-friendly experience.

  • Roland DG VersaWorks 6

    Roland DG VersaWorks provides robust support for the BY-20's single-pass mode, enabling the creation of CMYK+WH graphics. Users have the flexibility to bypass the FlexiDESIGNER workflow, making it easy to access advanced features and tailor the workflow to suit the specific application and job size.

    The pixel replace mode "Special Plate Generation" within VersaWorks automates the generation of the White Layer, simplifying the layering process significantly. Moreover, size correction tools ensure precise layer alignment between CMYK and White, ensuring accuracy in graphic output.

    Utilizing the CMYK+W mode, the BY-20 seamlessly integrates with various popular automated shaker and dryer units, expanding its compatibility and enhancing workflow efficiency.

  • Roland DG Connect

    The Roland DG Connect App offers more than just control - it offers understanding. DG Connect allows you to gain a detailed view of your entire print operation, providing insights that enhance decision-making and drive efficiency. You'll be able to monitor your device's performance in real-time, empowering you to stay on top of your workflow like never before.

    This innovative app also unlocks a new level of operational efficiency with Roland DGA Authorized Dealers and Service Engineers. The comprehensive machine insights that Roland DG Connect provides help ensure that customers' devices maintain optimal performance, avoiding disruptions caused by missed maintenance.

  • Roland DG Connect Hub

    Experience a new level of convenience with Roland DG Connect Hub, where you can access all necessary software with ease. Software downloads become simpler and more efficient, empowering you to focus on what truly matters: creating exceptional output. The Roland DG Connect Hub App is your partner in creativity and efficiency. From gaining insights into your print operation to optimizing device performance and minimizing downtime, this app is designed to empower users.

  • Small Footprint

    Thanks to the adoption of a front-loading structure and internal ink cartridge storage, the VersaSTUDIO BY-20 requires an installation space that is approximately 20% smaller than its predecessor, despite being twice as tall. This smart design ensures that your workspace remains clutter-free and focused on what truly matters: creating exceptional output.

    The BY-20 redefines what it means to be efficient and space-conscious. With a small-footprint design that doesn't compromise on performance, your customers can enjoy a workspace that's optimized for creativity and productivity. Built to fit easily on just about any desktop, the BY-20 will allow businesses with limited space to access a world of professional-grade printing.

Roland BY-20 Specifications

  • Print 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: Maximum 18.89 in. (480 mm)
  • Ink:
    • Type: 220-ml cartridge
    • Colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White
  • Printing resolution: Maximum 1,440 dpi
  • Cutting speed: 0.39 to 5.9 in/s (10 to 150 mm/s)
  • Blade force: 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:
    • 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 V, 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. x 24.3 in. x 24.5 in. (1,069 mm x 617 mm x 622 mm)
  • Weight: 137 lb. (62 kg)
  • Installation Space Needed: W 50.8 in x D 34.8 in.
  • Environment:
    • During operation: 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)

Comparing the Roland BN-20 or BN-20A with this Roland BY-20:

This Roland BY-20 is the latest generation DTF printer by Roland, with a newer chassis, much faster (almost twice the speed, see comparison pic below), and the BY-20 can print white.


Roland BY20 DTF Printer & Cutter
Dedicated stands
Power cord
Media take-up unit
Media holders
Replacement blade for separating knife
User's Manual
VersaWorks Software
Roland DG Connect
Lifetime Product Support
1 Year Warranty
Free Online Training, Phone & Chat Support with Machine Registration

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WARNING: WARNING: WORK IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA and use Protective Equipment (including masks and gloves) when working with specialty printing and curing products and processes (including DTF, DTG, UV etc.) as fumes and processes may be hazardous. We highly recommend the use of a fume extractor when working with DTF powder in addition to good ventilation and filtration in your work area. The use of all specialty ink printing equipment and supplies such as inks, chemicals, powders etc. are at the sole risk of the user. Specialty inks and film require a good humidity and temperature environment (50% - 70% humidity, and 75° to 80°F) to minimize risk of ink clogs and film buckling.