Roland VersaSTUDIO BY-20 Direct-to-Film Printer

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The all-new VersaSTUDIO BY-20 is the ultimate desktop direct-to-film printer. 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 prior printing experience. Plus, with the BY-20’s integrated contour-cutting functionality, you can also produce heat transfer graphics from PVC sheets – all with a single, affordable compact device.

  • Easy-to-use, compact, affordable DTF printer for those who want to start an apparel business, or for existing DTF users seeking to expand their current product offerings
  • Prints vibrant, detailed DTF graphics that can be transferred to a wide variety of fabrics with no weeding required
  • The only desktop DTF printer with sheet cut and contour-cutting capabilities – can also be used for traditional print and cut applications
  • Optimized print modes for improved productivity
  • Integrates with popular DTF powder shaker and heater units for an automated system

Create Customized 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 jersey numbers and other heat transfer graphics.

Direct-to-Film in Four Easy Steps

The BY-20 direct-to-film workflow is a quick and easy four-step process, with no weeding or masking required. Roland DGA offers the printer, transfer film, powder, and inks (each sold separately) for a complete solution. Plus, the system integrates with popular DTF powder shaker and heater units for an automated system.

Step 1
Print to film with the BY-20 and S-PG inks.


Step 2
Apply shaking powder over the ink.


Step 3
Melt powder under heat press at recommended time and temperature.


Step 4
Heat press design to your fabric and remove the film backing.


Improves the Design and Efficiency of Apparel Decoration

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

Easy to Use, Even for Beginners

The BY-20 is so easy to use, even beginners can produce professional-quality output. 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

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, colorful, high-definition output, print after print. Plus, the included design and output software provides all the features and tools you need to create stunning graphic quickly and easily.

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 in a timely manner. A host of convenient user features, including front-loading media and ink systems, simplify workflow for maximum efficiency. Plus, the BY-20’s easy integration with popular DTF powder shaker and heater units allows for an automated system.

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 get started printing right out of the box.

Compact Size

Small enough to fit on your desktop - the BY-20 is ideal for your home office or shop. In addition, media setup, ink loading and maintenance can be performed from the front of the printer, further reducing space requirements.

Reliable, Durable, and Easy to Maintain

Reliability comes 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.

Included FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition Software

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

Included VersaWorks 6 Output 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 output software. VersaWorks 6 includes useful features that optimize 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 color management tools that make reproducing specific colors quick and easy.

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

Built-in functionality highly automates the media setup process, preparing the printer for varying material types and thicknesses, facilitating media loading, minimizing waste to reduce costs, and more.

Safe, Sustainable Production

BY-20 inks and powders are Oeko-Tex® ECO PASSPORT certified, guaranteeing the safety of textile products produced and providing assurance they do not contain harmful levels of toxic substances.

Utility Software

Provides intuitive and quick access to the items you want to use and comfortably supports operation from printer setup to maintenance and sheet cutting.

Integrates with Popular Shaker and Heater Units

The BY-20 direct-to-film printer can be easily integrated with popular shaker and heater units, for an automated DTF system.

Multi-Color LED Lights

LED lights indicate the printer’s status – such as “operating,” “temporarily on standby,” or “in error.” Even from a distance, the varying colors provide an update at a glance.

Ethernet Compatibility

The BY-20 is ethernet compatible. Print data can be sent and maintenance instructions can be given, even from remote locations within the same network.

Roland VersaSTUDIO BY-20 Specification Highlights:

  • One-Year Trouble-Free Warranty from Roland
  • Printing method: Piezo ink-jet method
  • Print Resolution 1440 dpi max
  • Ink Cartridges: Roland 220cc Eco-Sol S-PG ink in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and White
  • Cutting force: 30 to 500 gf
  • Cutting speed: 0.39 to 5.9 in/s (10 to 150 mm/s)
  • Media width range: 5.91 to 20.2 in. (150 to 515 mm)
  • Maximum print/cut width: 18.89 in. (480 mm)
  • Media thickness: up to 1.0 mm (39.3 mil) printing with liner; 0.4 mm (15.7 mil) with liner and 0.22 mm (8.6 mil) without liner, for cutting
  • Maximum roll weight: 13.2 lb. (6 kg)
  • Connectivity: Ethernet (100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, automatic switching)
  • Dimensions: 42.1 in. × 24.3 in. × 24.5 in. (1,069 mm × 617 mm × 622 mm)
  • Weight: 137 lb. (62 kg)

Review the full specifications on the Roland website.

What's in the Box?

  • Roland VersaSTUDIO BY-20 Printer/Cutter
  • OPTIONAL Full Eco-Sol S-PG Ink Set including Cyan (C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y), Black (K) and White (WH)
  • Power cord and USB cable
  • Blade holder and blade
  • Roland VersaWorks RIP software, Windows driver, and utility software (Windows only. download)
  • FlexiDesigner VersaStudio Edition software (download)
  • Users Manual
  • Bottle of cleaning fluid
  • Cleaning swabs
  • Earns over $100 in Reward Points that can be used towards supplies or equipment
Roland VersaWorks 6 Software System Requirements
Operating system Windows® 10, 11 (32/64-bit)
Windows® 8.1 (32/64-bit)
Windows® 7 Professional / Ultimate (32/64-bit)
CPU Intel® Core™2 Duo, 2.0 GHz or faster recommended
RAM 2 GB or more recommended
Video card and monitor A resolution of 1,280 x 1,024 or more recommended
Free hard-disk space 40 GB or more recommended
Hard-disk file system NTFS format
Optical drive DVD-ROM drive
Other requirements Ethernet or USB port
Internet connection and web browser to use Roland@NET

Freight: This item ships by freight truck for a flat $299.00 shipping charge. Lift gate service is included for all residential addresses.  Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery. Ships directly from Roland in CA.

Return Policy:  Printer sales are final and not returnable.  Please make sure that the Roland VersaStudio BY-20 printer meets your needs prior to placing an order.  Warranty is handled by Roland DGA in California with our assistance if needed.  Questions?  please feel free to contact us by phone, chat, or email.