Airbrush users everywhere are always discussing their airbrushes – which one is best for what, how they differ, how they can be optimised. Manufacturers promote their equipment in magazines, social media and at events and support famous artists who use their equipment. But what about compressors?
The purchase of a compressor is often the biggest problem for airbrush beginners – after all, the air source is usually the most expensive purchase for the new hobby. But saving money on the compressor often leads to a lot of trouble. Because an airbrush novice in particular cannot judge whether a poor spray pattern is due to the airbrush unit, his or her own skills or possibly the compressor. And even professionals don’t like it when the compressor sweats for lack of power and spits condensation on the artwork – or maybe even quit service completely.
We have compiled the most important features, criteria, facts and tips on the compressor as a source of air and have also obtained the opinion of the leading compressor manufacturer Sparmax on this subject in the current issue No. 69 of Airbrush Step by Step magazine.