Roland DG has introduced a pair of eco-solvent desktop print-and-cut devices that it says bring the quality of its larger units and inks within reach of small offices and even home-based users.

The VersaStudio BN2-20 and BN2-20A respectively offer CMYK plus white and CMYK-only printing and contour cutting and are said to be suitable for creating high-value-added products, including t-shirts and tote bags via printing to thermal transfer materials, plus posters, stickers, labels and uniquely-shaped display items.

Both printers use the same high-definition printheads, eco-solvent inks and cutting technology as found in Roland’s wide-format printers, which the company says brings better image quality, ink density and range. Print speeds are enhanced by a factor of four in the new BN2 series, compared to previous models. A newly designed frontal access structure allows all routine tasks, from media setup to maintenance, to be performed from the front of the printer.

SAi’s FlexiDesigner design and output software is included as standard feature, as is support for the Roland DG Connect App, which gives operators real-time access to data about print jobs, as well as their business, allowing print runs to be structured for maximum efficiency.

Tony Miller, president of Roland DG’s global sales and marketing division, noted, ‘Since the first model was introduced, over 25,000 units of the BN Series have been sold, encouraging the taking on of new challenges by many different customer segments, including entrepreneurs, companies bringing outsourced production in-house and educational institutions committed to STEM education practices.

‘With further advances in productivity and usability, the BN2 series opens the door to greater creativity and business success for even more people. We will continue to expand our VersaStudio series lineup to encourage new challenges around the world.’