Manufacturer Azonprinter is to launch a new direct-to-film (DTF) system, the Azon Primo+ Neon X, which is promoted as being “completely maintenance free”.

It is due to present the new 60cm (24-inch) DTF system at Fespa Global Print Expo this week, with two machines in the range: the Primo+ Neon and the Primo+ Neon X with CMYK plus white and four neon colours.

Croatia-based Azonprinter, which already manufactures direct-to-garment (DTG) technology, will be showcasing its range at Fespa Global Print Expo in Messe Munich on stand D62 in Hall B2 from 23 to 26 May.

Features of the new Primo+ Neon include built-in ink tank agitation and recirculation systems and an automatic nozzle check with a programmable time frame.

It also offers automatic system maintenance, leading Azonprinter to describe it as “the only 24-inch DTF system that is completely maintenance free”.

It is designed for bulk ink in 750ml ink tanks. It is also equipped with an LCD colour touch screen and an industry signal light to show the current status of the DTF system.

The machines are powered by EFI’s RIP software for fast and precise colour prints.