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Roland VersaSTUDIO BY-20 DTF Printer - Essentials Plus Starter Package

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The all-new Roland VersaSTUDIO BY-20 is the ultimate desktop DTF, direct-to-film printer. This unit is efficent and reliable with vibrant colors and integrated contour-cutting functionality. The VersaSTUDIO BY-20 is making decorating apparel and accessories with detailed graphics quick and easy for everyone, even those who are just getting started in the industry.

While the Roland VersaStudio BY-20 is a professional-level desktop DTF printer, it is priced to suit the budgets of any business. The BY-20 is a compact, yet powerful DTF printer that creates consistently vibrant, high-resolution graphics with simple operation in mind. The VersaSTUDIO BY-20's design lets you perform every operation, from media setup and ink loading to maintenance, at the front of the device, allowing for a streamlined workflow and easy print placement. With the integrated contour cutter, the ability to create heat transfer graphics is an option that the BY-20 has for its users.

Even beyond its capabilities as a DTF printer, the Roland VersaSTUDIO BY-20 also features integrated contour-cutting functionality, enabling users to create print and cut HTV, adhesive vinyl and other hybrid options – all with a single, compact, and affordable device.

Lastly, what is the logic in having all of these products to make DTF transfers without a heat press? Problem solved! We added our pro-quality Silverbolt 1620 SA Swing Arm Heat Press. The SilverBolt 1620 SA is one of our most advanced presses. It is a full-sized swing arm heat press featuring an expanded digital touchscreen control panel with smart features like customizable presets. Being able to program your heat press for all of your favorite media/film specs allows for high productivity and efficiency. 


  • Easy to use, affordable DTF printer for those who want to start a business or expanding 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 imporved productivity
  • Integrates with popular DTF powder shaker and heater units for an automated system

With the Roland VersaStudio BY-20 DTF Printer Essentials Plus Starter Package you receive everything needed to get your direct to film business up and running. It includes everything in the Basics package plus the SilverBOLT 1620 SA professional swing-arm heat press, the UNINET DTF Heat Station and HEPA Fume Extractor, UNINET DTF transfer powder in white and black, a roll of Roland DTF transfer film, 150 T-Shirts in white and black and one year complimentary gold support! 

Roland VersaStudio BY-20 User Manual

Roland DG Warranty Registration

BY-20 Instruction Manual Reference Videos

BY-20 Machine Installation

BY-20 Installation & Initial Settings

FlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition Intro 

Roland VersaStudio BY-20 DTF Printer - Essentials Plus Starter Package Contents:

  • Roland BY-20 DTF Printer
  • Starter Ink Bundle - 220 ml cartridges of CMYK+W
  • Flexi Designer and VersaWorks RIP Software
  • UniNET DTF 16 in x 24 in Heat Station
  • UniNET DTF HEPA Fume Extractor
  • Silverbolt 1620SA Swing Arm Heat Press
  • 2 lbs UniNet DTF Transfer Powder - White
  • 2 lbs UniNet DTF Transfer Powder - Black
  • Roland BY-20 DTF Transfer Film - 20 in x 164 ft
  • Hanes White Tees (1 Case = 75 Large Tees)
  • Hanes Black Tees (1 Case = 75 Medium Tees)
  • One Year Complimentary Gold Support
Roland BY-20 Specifications
Print MethodPiezo ink-jet method
Max. Media Width5.91 to 20.2 in. (150 to 515 mm)
Max. Media Thickness39.3 mil (1.0 mm) with liner, for printing | 15.7 mil (0.4 mm) with liner and 8.6 mil (0.22 mm) without liner, for cutting
Max. Roll Outer Diameter5.9 in. (150 mm)
Max. Roll Weight13.2 lb. (6 kg)
Core Diameter3 in. (76.2 mm) or 2 in. (50.8 mm)
Printing/Cutting Width18.89 in. (480 mm)
Ink Type220-ml cartridge
Ink ColorsCyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White
Printing Resolution (dots per inch)Maximum 1,440 dpi
Cutting Speed30 to 500 gf
Blade ForceRoland CAMM-1 series blade
Blade Type0.000 to 1.500 mm (0.0 to 59 mil)
Blade Offset0.025 mm/step (0.98 mil/step)
Software Resolution (cutting)86 to 95 °F (30 to 35 °C)
Print Heater Set Temp0.000 to 1.500 mm (0.0 to 59 mil)
Dryer Set Temp86 to 100.4 °F (30 to 38 °C)
ConnectivityEthernet (100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T, automatic switching)
Power-Saving FunctionAutomatic sleep feature
Rated Input100-240 Va.c. 50/60 Hz 2.1 A
Power consumptionDuring Operation: Approx.185 W
In Sleep Mode: Approx. 27W
Acoustic Noise LevelsDuring Operation: 62 dB (A) or less
In Standby: 60 dB (A) or less
Dimensions42.1 in. × 24.3 in. × 24.5 in. (1,069 mm × 617 mm × 622 mm)
Weight137 lbs. (62 kg)
Shipping Dimensions46 in. x 29in. x 27in.
Shipping Weight184 lbs.
Shipping Crate/PalletShipped in a box on top of a pallet
Environment: operating Temperature: 68 to 89.6 °F (20 to 32 °C), 
 Humidity: 40 to 80 % RH (no condensation)
Environment: non-operatingTemperature: 41 to 104 °F (5 to 40 °C)
 Humidity: 20 to 80 % RH (no condensation)
Bundled softwareFlexiDESIGNER VersaSTUDIO Edition, VersaWorks, Roland DG Connect
WarrantyOne Year Trouble-free Warranty
SupportOne year complimentary Gold Support
Included ItemsDedicated stands, power cord, Media take-up unit, media holders, replacement blade for separating knife, User's Manual, Software
Notes* Draft mode, Generic Media setting
 ** The length of printing or cutting is subject to the limitations of the program
 Warm-up is required after power up. This may require 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the operating environment. Depending on the ambient temperature and media width, the preset temperature may fail to be reached.

 Operating environment(Use in an operating environment within this range: See below)

SilverBolt 1620 Swing Arm Heat Press Specifications: 

  • Model number: SE-XH-SVB-1620-SA
  • Platen Size: 16" X 20" (40 X 50cm)
  • Control Interface: Digital LCD
  • Maximum opening height: 2" (5cm)
  • Time Range: 0 - 999 seconds
  • Temperature Range:
  • Voltage: 110V
  • Power: 1600W 
  • Maximum clamping pressure, 771lbs
  • Gross Weight: 149 lbs (67.5 kg)
  • Floor Stand: Included

UniNET 16 x 20 Heat Station Specifications: 

  • 16.5-inch x 24-inch for sheet sizes up to A2+
  • CE rating for reliability assurance
  • Easy to use push button control panel
  • Configurable for Fahrenheit or Celsius
  • Buzzer prompts when the countdown is over
  • 110V - plugs into a regular outlet
  • Use of a fume extractor fan is recommended
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 in x 21 in x 6.5 in

UniNET DTF Transfer Powder Specifications: 

  • Specially formulated for use with UNINET DTF Printers and Ink
  • Black powder for dark or black garments and textiles
  • White powder for light or white garment and textiles
  • Transfers to non-apparel textiles including tote bags and similar applications

Roland BY-20 DTF Transfer Film Specifications: 

  • Size: 24 in x 164 ft  roll
  • Matte Finish
  • Cold Peel
  • Recommended Cure Times: 15 seconds at 316°F (158°C)
  • Compatible with Roland BY-20, BY-20D DTF and most DTF printers


Garment decorations have been forever impacted by the DTF/Direct-to-Film industry. Roland is one of the leading manufacturers in printing technology and now they have upgraded their lineup with a new compact DTF printer. Applications are endless for this durable, high-resolution way of printing garment transfers.


Create vivid, colorful, stretchable, heat transfers on:

  • Light and dark cotton apparel
  • Light and dark Polyester apparel
  • Light and dark blended apparel
  • Other related textiles such as caps, tote bags, and pillow cases

Stand-alone contour-cutting functionality also is ideal for:

  • Heat transfer apparel
  • Customized tote bags
  • Die-cut custom labels & decals
  • Signs, displays, and posters
  • Window graphics
  • Art & wall decor