Roland DGA Introduces Easy-to-Use VersaSTUDIO BN-20D Direct-to-Film System

Roland DGA Corporation, wide-format inkjet printers, and other digital devices, yesterday announced the launch of its new VersaSTUDIO BN-20D Direct-to-Film System. The BN-20D Direct-to-Film System complements Roland DGA’s existing family of compact, powerful VersaSTUDIO machines designed to help smaller home- or office-based print providers build their businesses.

The press release stated that the equipment was built around a solid performance, with a complete system of apparel decoration solutions that consists of specially formulated S-PG inks in CMYK and White, S-F164 direct transfer film, and S-POWDER direct transfer powder

“Direct-to-film (DTF) transfer has been attracting worldwide attention in the apparel decoration industry due to how easy this process makes enhancing clothing and accessories with head-turning graphics”. The statement reads


“A significant advantage of the BN-20D Direct-to-Film System is its ability to print extremely detailed images and fine lines that would be difficult, or even impossible, to weed using vinyl,” points out Roland DGA’s Product Manager of Digital Print, Daniel Valade. “In addition, knocking out the backgrounds in the design and using the garment color as the background allows for a transfer with a soft, natural hand.”


While the direct-to-film process does not require integrated print and cut functionality for the application, the BN-20D can also be used as a stand-alone vinyl cutter, allowing users to expand their application offerings. Making the switch from direct-to-film printing to CAD Cut vinyl cutting is quick and easy, requiring just a few clicks of the mouse in the BN-20D’s included VersaWorks® RIP software.


“Apparel applications continue to be a driving force behind the small business market segment, and the direct-to-film process has grown in popularity,” said Valade.

Roland DGA’s Small Business Segment Manager, Angelyn Cubacub, is excited about what the BN-20D Direct-to-Film System brings to the VersaSTUDIO product line. “It’s an effective, value-packed solution with a small footprint that’s ideal for any business with limited space and funds that wants to offer quality apparel and textiles,” Cubacub noted. “Users equipped with this system no longer have to shy away from more detailed, intricate designs – the possibilities are endless. Whether it’s your first Roland DG device or an addition to other Roland DG machines, you can’t go wrong with the BN-20D.”