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Print directly onto cotton t-shirts, apparel, tote bags and other products in minutes from the comfort of your desktop with the VersaStudio BT-12 direct-to-garment printer. The affordable printer allows you to get into the profitable world of custom apparel immediately, with a device that’s as easy-to-use as an office printer and offers stunning results.

Build a Business with Quality, On-Demand Customization in Minutes

The BT-12 is an easy-to-use, reliable, compact DTG printer that’s designed to effortlessly produce custom products. Start building a custom graphics business right out-of-the-box or diversify your current graphics output with quick-printed promotional items. With up to 1200 dpi x 1200 dpi print resolution, you can create quality and impressive products.

Print and Cure in 3-Easy Steps

The fully-enclosed BT-12 printer makes garment printing safe, clean and foolproof. The automatic process takes just minutes with the BT-12 and accompanying finisher unit that prints your designs and cures the inks in one smooth workflow. In just 3-easy steps you can have a fully-finished custom printed product in your hands.

Step 01

Prep or design your digital print file on your computer with easy-to-use software.

Step 02

Mount your garment in the cassette tray, load into the BT-12 printer and print your digital file from your computer.

Step 03

Load the cassette into the finisher unit to cure the ink.

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Printing methodDirect-to-garment (DTG)
Piezo ink-jet method
Print heads2 print heads
2 channels per print head
192 nozzles per channel
Nozzle pitch: 150 dpi
Max. print swath: 1.27” (32 mm)
Printing resolution (dpi)600 x 600 dpi
1200dpi x 1200 dpi
Printable AreaA4 Cassette (Standard)11.5” x 8” (291 mm x 204 mm)
A5 Cassette (Optional)8” x 5.6” (204 mm x 142 mm)
Garment TypeFabric50-100% Cotton
ThicknessMaximum 0.157” (4 mm)
ColorsWhite, Light Colors
Ink CartridgesTypesTPG Textile Pigment Ink
Size 100 ml (CMY)
140 ml (K)
ConnectivityHost InterfaceUSB2.0 High Speed, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Network ProtocolTCP/IP
Exterior dimensionsInstalled15.7” (W) x 27.5” (D) x 11.5” (H)
(399 mm (W) × 698 mm (D) × 292.5 mm(H))
Operation15.7” (W) x 29.9” (D) x 11.5” (H)
(399 mm (W) × 760.3 mm (D) × 292.5 mm(H))
Weight55 lbs (25 kg)
EnvironmentalTemperature15℃ to 32℃ (59 to 89.6˚F)
Humidity15 to 80% RH (non- condensing)
Included SoftwareRoland Design Software
Supported File TypesPNG, JPG, TIFF*, PDF*, BMP*
Maximum File Size10 MB
Heating ModeFix Mode (Fuse)Non-contact heat
Press Mode (Pre-heat)Contact heat
Power requirementsNorth AmericaAC100V to 120V, 50/60Hz, max. 90 Watts
Latin AmericaAC220V to 240V, 50/60Hz, max. 90 Watts
Power consumptionDuring operationLess than 27.5 W
Sleep modeLess than 2 W
Warm-up TimeLess than 35 sec.
Exterior dimensions15.7” (W) x 23.6” (D) x 8.7” (H)
(400 mm (W) × 600 mm (D) × 220 mm(H))
Temperature Range175℃ (Default) / 165℃ (347 / 329˚F)

*File types not supported by included Roland software but available for print output with other popular design programs



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Weight55 lbs
Dimensions15.7 × 27.5 × 11.5 in