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Tips on selecting the best air compressor.

I am happy to report my ramblings (blogs) are getting out in the on-line world, and are proving to be helpful.  I recently received an e-mail praising us for our air brush 101 guide (click here to read).  It is a great resource to read when selecting the best airbrush for the application. Now I have been urged to put together the same for our range of Badger air compressors.

Compressor guide and catalog 2011

BadgerCompressors2011 prices

When you get right down to it, an air compressor is simply a machine that squeezes air into a tank and out a hose.  When shopping for one, you need to consider your application (fancy word for project), how much pressure (PSI – Pounds per Square Inch) you will need and frequency of use.

A unit that generates at least 30 PSI is recommended to start airbrushing.  Some applications, such as T-shirt painting or other fabric painting may be more efficiently done at higher pressures (up to 65 PSI).  Other applications, such as finger nail art and illustrations may be more effectively done at lower pressures (as low as 10 PSI).  For applications requiring both higher and lower pressures, using a regulator is recommended.

To assist you in the selection process and in comparing our air compressors, I had my team put together a guide with pretty pictures and all the specifications for each of our Badger air compressor lines.

The Airwave Series – will also be available with 220V European plugs

The Aspire Series – will also be available with 220V European plugs

The Silent Series

 

Several of Badger’s new compressors are already in stock and available for shipment!

Take Air,

Ken

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August 25, 2011 Posted by | Fingernail Art, General Tool Information, Small Scale Production, T-Shirt/Textile Painting, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Comparison of the Precise 200 and 155 Anthem Badger Airbrushes

Today I am responding to a request to provide a comparison of the Precise 200 Badger Airbrush and the 155 Anthem Badger Airbrush.  You may think me a little biased in saying both are great brushes….they really are.  The key to deciding on any airbrush is to consider your purpose.  If you want to airbrush the details on a small model, this will require a brush with precision.  However, if you are creating body art or canvas art you will need a brush that is for artistic applications.  My Badger team created 2 videos to give you a close look at each brush and the tech specs along with recommended application usages.

Yes, the Precise 200 and the 155 Anthem have similar specs but the Precise is a single action brush versus the Anthem which is a dual action brush.  Check out the videos and pick your brush with confidence.

Click to view Anthem Video

Video – Precise 200

Take Air

Ken

August 15, 2011 Posted by | Airbrush make-up, Airbrush Tanning, Body Art, Cake Decorating, Fine Art, General Tool Information, T-Shirt/Textile Painting, Woodwork Finishing & Antiquing | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Airbrush 101 – A simple guide to understanding airbrush terminology, types of airbrushes, and their recommended uses.

Understanding the make up of an airbrush gun.

I have traveled across the globe attending conferences, trade shows and events which all involve the industries and hobbies that use airbrushes.   No matter what gathering I attend, I am asked the same important question, “What’s the best airbrush that I should use to _________” (fill in the blank with your application).  For this reason I have put together what I like to call “AIRBRUSH 101”. It’s a simple reminder and guide to understanding airbrush terminology, types of airbrushes, and their recommended uses.  I hope this airbrush guide will help and support whatever project or application you are working on.

Airbrush 101 – click to view.

Take Air~ Ken.

March 13, 2011 Posted by | Airbrush make-up, Airbrush Tanning, Automotive, Base Coating & Glazing, Body Art, Cake Decorating, Fine Art, Fingernail Art, Fishing Lure Painting, General Tool Information, Hobby Finishing, Scrap Booking & Stenciling, Sign Painting, Small Scale Production, T-Shirt/Textile Painting, Taxidermy, Uncategorized, Volume Spray Prodcution, Woodwork Finishing & Antiquing | 2 Comments