VersaSTUDIO BY-20 Desktop Direct-to-film Printer

Transform your vision into reality with the VersaSTUDIO BY-20.

Experience the versatility of the BY-20 with its integrated contour-cutting feature, allowing you to effortlessly create heat transfer graphics from PVC sheets, all within the convenience of a single, affordable, and compact device.

Easy-to-use, compact, affordable DTF printer, ideal whether you’re starting out or looking to expand your product range.
Prints vibrant, detailed DTF graphics that can be transferred to a wide variety of fabrics with no weeding needed.
The only desktop DTF printer with sheet cut and contour-cutting capabilities, so it can be used for traditional print and cut applications too.
Optimised print modes for improved productivity.
Integrates with popular DTF powder shaker and heater units for an automated system.

Create Customised Apparel & Accessories with
One Compact, Easy-to-Use Device

Unlocking a world of versatility, the VersaSTUDIO BY-20 stands as an ideal desktop companion for various direct-to-film apparel applications. From crafting personalized t-shirts, sportswear, totes, and more, to leveraging its integrated contour-cutting features for creating precise letters, numbers, and heat transfer graphics, the BY-20 is your gateway to limitless possibilities.


Create eye-catching custom t-shirts quickly and easily. With the BY-20, you can add complex graphics and text with no weeding or masking required.;


Customising a wide variety of sports apparel with vibrant, detailed graphics or colourful logos is a breeze with the BY-20, even for print novices.

Aprons and More

The BY-20 makes customising or personalising aprons, chef's clothing, and other types of kitchen clothing easier than ever.

Tote Bags

Add value and appeal to any tote bag easily and cost-effectively. The BY-20 allows even those with little or no direct-to-film graphics experience to customise like a pro.

Direct-to-film in Four Easy Steps

The VersaSTUDIO BY-20 direct-to-film workflow is a quick and easy four-step process, with no weeding or masking required. Roland DG 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 on S-F164 Film

Step 2

Apply shaking powder over the ink using S-POWER

Step 3

Melt powder under heat press at recommended time and temperature

Step 4

Heat press design to the fabric and remove the film backing
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Improves the Design and Efficiency of Apparel Decoration

Experience unparalleled ease in designing and crafting personalized apparel with the VersaSTUDIO BY-20. Its user-friendly operation, rapid print speeds, and intuitive software redefine the customization process. Additionally, seamlessly transfer your graphics onto an extensive range of materials, such as cotton, polyester, denim, nylon, rayon, and beyond.

Easy to Use, Even for Beginners

The BY-20 is so easy to use – even beginners can produce professional-quality output right away. 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, colourful, high-definition output, print after print. Plus, the included design and output software provides all the features and tools you need to create stunning graphics 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 quickly. 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 start printing right away.

Compact Size
Small enough to fit on your desktop – the BY-20 is ideal for your home office or shop. Media setup, ink loading, and maintenance can also be performed from the front of the printer, reducing space requirements further.
Reliable, Durable, and Easy to Maintain
Reliability comes as 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 comes equipped with the FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition design and output software. This user-friendly yet powerful software ensures the consistent production of high-quality graphics, providing a range of tools for shaping, text creation, and effects. It not only simplifies the print and cut workflow but also makes graphic design accessible to those with little or no printing experience.
Included VersaWorks 6 RIP Software

Included VersaWorks 6 RIP Software

Achieve unparalleled control and customization with the BY-20 printer, as each unit comes equipped with the advanced VersaWorks 6 RIP software. Tailored for users seeking heightened control over output settings, this powerful and user-friendly software optimizes quality and streamlines processes for the printer, ink, and media. With features like simplified print layout setup, automatic generation of cut lines for print and cut applications, and built-in color management tools, VersaWorks 6 ensures precision and efficiency, making the reproduction of specific colors quick and straightforward.

Roland DG Connect App For Everything Creative

Achieve a comprehensive overview of your print operation and optimize your VersaSTUDIO BY-20's performance with an intuitive app. Seamlessly integrated, this user-friendly assistant enhances efficiency by minimizing downtime and providing real-time machine monitoring capabilities.


Additional Features

Simple Media Setup
Automated media setup prepares the printer for a variety of materials, assists media loading and helps minimise waste.
Safe, Sustainable Production
BY-20 inks and powders are Oeko-Tex® ECO PASSPORT certified, guaranteeing the safety of textile products produced.
Utility Software
Provides intuitive and quick operation, including printer setup, maintenance and sheet cutting.
Integrates with Popular Shaker and Heater Units
The BY-20 can be easily integrated with popular shaker and heater units, for an automated DTF system.
Multi-Color LED Lights
View printer status from a distance thanks to LED lights indicating “operating,” “temporarily on standby,” or “in error.”
Ethernet Compatibility
Print data can be sent and maintenance instructions can be given, even from remote locations within the same network.


Your Story Starts Here

Featuring a selection of compact, easy-to-use and affordable solutions, the VersaSTUDIO range brings professional Roland DG quality to entrepreneurs and small businesses.


VersaSTUDIO BY-20 Desktop Direct-to-film Printer Specifications

Printing Method
Piezo ink-jet method

5.91 to 20.2 in. (150 to 515 mm)

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 (*1)
Maximum 18.89 in. (480 mm)

Ink Type
220-ml cartridge

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White

Printing resolution (dots per inch)
Maximum 1,440 dpi

Cutting speed
0.39 to 5.9 in/s (10 to 150 mm/s)

Blade force (*2)
30 to 500 gf

Blade Type
Roland CAMM-1 series blade

0.000 to 1.500 mm (0.0 to 59 mil)

Software resolution (when cutting) 
0.025 mm/step (0.98 mil/step)

Print heater set temperature: 
86 to 95 °F (30 to 35 °C)

Dryer set temperature:
86 to 100.4 °F (30 to 38 °C)

Ethernet (100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, automatic switching)

Power-saving function
Automatic sleep feature

Rated input
100-240 Va.c. 50/60 Hz 2.1 A

Power consumption
During operation  Approx. 185 W

Sleep mode
Approx. 27W

During operation
62 dB (A) or less

During standby
60 dB (A) or less

(Width x Depth x Height)
42.1 in. × 24.3 in. × 24.5 in. (1,069 mm × 617 mm × 622 mm)

137 lb. (62 kg)

During operation (*4)
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)

Included items
Dedicated stands, power cord, Media take-up unit, media holders, replacement blade for separating knife, User's Manual, Software (FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition, VersaWorks, Roland DG Connect), etc.