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Best Budget T-Shirt Printer?! Roland BT-12 DTG Review

Best Budget T-Shirt Printer?! Roland BT-12 DTG Review

Best Budget T-Shirt Printer?! Roland BT-12 DTG Review



This is my in-depth review of the Roland BT-12 DTG Garment Printer. It’s compact in size, simple to operate, fast to print, and the DTG quality looks great! Let me show you how to set it up, make prints, and who this printer could be good for.

Roland VersaSTUDIO BT-12: https://www.rolanddga.com/products/printers/versastudio-bt-12-direct-to-garment-printer
Gildan Crew T-Shirts (White 6-pack): https://amzn.to/3nqw4ic
Gildan Assorted Black (5-pack): https://amzn.to/3FsNZuE

Roland Setup Video: https://youtu.be/8nlSd6uU5qg
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Chapters:
0:00 Intro
0:46 Unboxing/setup
3:29 Printing Tests!
8:30 Who’s this for?

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Comments (20)

  • AuthenTech - Ben Schmanke Reply

    Estimated COST per print. Roland says, "Depending on the graphics, ink costs can range from $0.22/sf to $0.72/sf."

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • Broken Heart Reply

    So it’s no good for black shirts basically

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • mr BD eye Reply

    Thanks to Biden the t-shirts are now $3 to $4

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • The Shaolin Six Reply

    wait so its basically useless against a black tshirt?

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • NAY OO Reply

    Where can I see and order for this printer. I am from Charlotte NC. Please let me know.

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • J Reply

    No white is a deal-breaker. Statistically, black shirts are the most popular, and other popular colors are Navy, grey/sport are also way up there in popularity. Too bad.

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • Darlene Green Reply

    Where can I purchase this printer?

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • Garreth Evans Reply

    Just a heads up, there is max software. Very hard to find, as their website is a nightmare. I’ve had mine 2 years and only is it on macs

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • IraQNid Reply

    The inks wash out after 20 washes? What kind of inks are they? Dye sub or something else? If they are dye sublimation then you need to use a polyester or a 60/40 poly/cotton blend. You can print dye sublimation directly to cotton. I wouldn't trust this machine as any kind of business oriented use. A total waste of money.

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • geeneou5 Reply

    They have a good promo right now. It’s too small for my needs, and I too think it needs the white ink

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • Vance Toobe Reply

    😂 $3,500 is budget? Yeah, ok 👌🙄

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • Rai Fitness KIng Reply

    Sir can i have your watsapp please i need some information about this roland

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • Printake S.R.L. Reply

    Can you give us the printing size for tshirts?

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • marwanfilms Reply

    How is the durability after washing the tshirts several times?

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • kevin sullivan Reply

    I have this printer and it works great, but your right the software is so outdated but the printer is a rebadged Ricoh R100 the software is even made by Ricoh but roland won't update it to latest verison that ricoh have with more features. Tried using the Ricch software but some kind of driver issue stops it. Great video by the way.

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • crewshair360 Reply

    Sweeeeet!!! Blessings!
    Happy 2022!
    Thanks for your wonderful videos!
    U are great at what you do!

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • M Meljac Reply

    I am so excited to see how easy the machine is too use.

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • Wolves Reply

    Cool Spirit Brother I Always Support 🙂

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • Doug Cooper Reply

    Excellent Tutorial Video Ben. Thank You.

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm
  • TekReviews Reply

    EPSON is the industry standard for t shirt printers but cost $13k. They also finance.

    November 21, 2023 at 1:31 pm

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