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 (DTG) printer. The affordable DTG 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.


Direct-to-Garment Printer

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 full-color logos, art and messages onto 50% to 100% cotton t-shirts in minutes, right from your desktop.

Infant Clothing

Print personal designs and messages onto onesies and other infant clothing to create highly-desirable baby products.

Light-Colored Garments

Add your designs to a selection of grey, yellow, cream, pink and other colored garments.


Provide promotional products and personal gifts with customization onto bags and other accessories.


Print on polo shirts, children's hoodies, and other apparel — tailor your products for individual customers, events and trade shows

Pet Accessories

Personalize pet accessories like pet vests, pet coats, dog bandanas and other profitable pet accessories.


Indulge your creativity by putting your photos and designs onto fabric wall art, pillow cases, cushions, and other décor.

Custom Gifts

Add monograms, messages, art and designs onto dishtowels, handkerchiefs, aprons and more to make desirable custom gifts.

Discover Exciting New

Retail Opportunities

With quick, versatile, on-demand production, the BT-12 DTG printer is the ideal solution for creating a successful etsy store or other online storefront. Its compact size also makes it a convenient choice for use in kiosks, museums, photo studios, pet supply stores, souvenir shops, sports suppliers and many other retail environments. Offer a “while-you-wait” personalization service to give customers the unique products they really want.

Print & Cure in 3-Easy Steps

The fully-enclosed BT-12 DTG 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.


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


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


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

Distinctive Features & Highlights

Affordable to Run and Easy-to-Profit

Requires no special electrical set-up and works with standard wall sockets— a cost-effective solution with a low entry point, low cost-of-ownership and high return.

A Digitally Smart Alternative to Traditional Printing

Traditional apparel printing is bulky, messy, costly and time-consuming— avoid the fuss and expense with a fast, easy, on-demand alternative.

A Safe, Fully-Enclosed Process

Users of all abilities can print onto garments without coming into any contact with chemicals, heat, steam, or complicated processes that present safety issues.

Space-Saving Print Solution

The compact printer fits comfortably in any store, office, kiosk, workshop or home environment— the printer and finisher unit can be stacked to maximize functionality.

Roland DG’s Industry-Leading Warranty & Support

For over 30 years, Roland DG has provided the most advanced and reliable machines, backed by unmatched customer service and technical support..

The VersaStudio BT-12 and finishing unit is also supplied with a Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty for added peace of mind.



Printing Method

Direct-to-garment (DTG)

Piezo ink-jet method

Print Heads

2 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 Area

A4 Cassette (Standard)

11.5ʺ x 8ʺ (291 mm x 204 mm)

A5 Cassette (Optional)

8ʺ x 5.6ʺ (204 mm x 142 mm)

Garment Type


50-100% Cotton


Maximum 0.157” (4 mm)


White, Light Colors

Ink Cartridges


TPG Textile Pigment Ink


100 ml (CMY)

140 ml (K)


Host Interface

USB2.0 High Speed, 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX

Network Protocol


Exterior Dimensions

Printer Installed

15.7” (W) x 27.5” (D) x 11.5” (H)

(399 mm (W) × 698 mm (D) × 292.5 mm(H))

Finisher Installed

15.7” (W) x 23.6” (D) x 8.7” (H)

(399 mm (W) × 599.4 mm (D) × 220.98 mm(H))


55 lbs (25 kg)



15℃ to 32℃ (59 to 89.6˚F)


15 to 80% RH (non- condensing)

Included Software

Roland DG Design Software

Supported File Types


Maximum File Size

10 MB

Heating Mode

Fix Mode (Fuse)

Non-contact heat

Press Mode (Pre-heat)

Contact heat

Power Requirements

North America

AC100V to 120V, 50/60Hz, max. 90 Watts

Latin America

AC220V to 240V, 50/60Hz, max. 90 Watts

Power Consumption

During Operation

Less than 27.5 W

Sleep Mode

Less than 2 W

Warm-Up Time

Less than 35 sec.

Temperature Range

175℃ (Default) / 165℃ (347 / 329˚F)

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