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Questions about pressure

Discussion in 'General Airbrush Discussion' started by ZJOmega, Jan 10, 2017.


  1. ZJOmega

    ZJOmega Young Tutorling

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    I was just curious about airbrush pressures. Do finer detail/tip needles require more pressure? It seems that my Iwata Neo CN is able to run at much lower pressures than my Badger Renegade Krome. Can anyone confirm this or explain?
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    Malky Pencil Pushing Protagonist Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    That's correct to get the same paint through a smaller aperture you ether need to up the pressure or reduce more, it's as simple as that really, although the pigment size in some paints will also be a factor, some paints are heavily pigmented which can require more pressure and when you thin the paint you can't actually thin the pigment.
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    ZJOmega Young Tutorling

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    Good to know. Thank you!
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    Malky Pencil Pushing Protagonist Elite Member! Very Likeable!

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    You're welcome, it's common practice when doing detail work with a detail brush to thin quite a bit in order to keep the pressure down partly eliminating over spray, this allows you to build up your layers slowly and control over-spray as you go as well being able to erase and such between layers.
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    ZJOmega Young Tutorling

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    Very Good advise thank you! Ill definitely keep that in mind as to the octopus I'm working on has a lot of fine details that I will be adding in at the end and I don't want to get over spray on anything that might dull the image.
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    One thing I learned in layering...reduce, reduce, reduce lol

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