Airbrush compressors Comparison Chart

In this post I will try to give you a comparison chart of the airbrush compressors that you can find out there.

I classified them by types, (diaphragm and piston compressors), and then for the piston compressors by brands so that it is easier for you to compare their key features.

What you need to make sure as I mentioned in my compressor buying Guide  is that you buy a compressor that suits your application. So many artists complain about such or such compressor because not powerful enough (psi) ,  or because of the lack of constant air flow. But if you choose carefully, then you won’t have any surprise.

 

Best Diaphragm Airbrush Compressors:

Those diaphragm compressors are small,  light and  therefore very portable. They are often quiet cheap to buy. The motor will run continuously as there is no tank.

Even though they are called “beginner” compressors, I would not recommend those if what you are looking for is a constant air flow for a long period of time. They will be fine for small jobs  only, and occasional use.

I want to point out one exception with Badger D200R compressor, a powerful diaphragm compressor that would match the performance of many piston compressors.

Diaphragm compressors are good for applications that require small  amount of PSI like airbrush make-up, airbrush nail art or food coloring\bakery.

Compressor
ModelSPARMAX
AC-27
TEMPTU
S-ONE
TEMPTU
AIR
MASTER
C16-B
AZTEK
50204A - Blue Mini
BADGER
Co. 80-3N Breeze
BADGER
Co. 80-8N
PASSCHE
D220R
ApplicationMake-up,
Nail art
Make-upMake-upNail art, BakeryNail art, BakeryBakeryBakeryT-Shirt artists, hobbyists, fine art,
Tanning,
Horsepower1/8HP1/12HP1/16HP----1/6HP
Working Pressure1-18 psi1-18 psi1-15 psi1-25 psi1-40 psi1-23 psi1-30 psi1-50 psi
Flow.45 cfm0.4 cfm.37 cfm.37 cfm1.2 cfm
Air ControlYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
FilterNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
airbrush holder1111No11No
Weight6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)5 lbs1.7 lbs1.6 lbs4.6 llbs2.1lbs4.2 lbs9.6 lbs
Auto Shut-OffNoYesNoYesYes
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Best Piston Airbrush Compressors:

Piston compressors will give you  a steady air pressure. They often have a filter and a pressure regulator with a gauge. This is the type of compressor that a mostly used in the airbrushing market. See my Compressor buyer’s guide if you want to know more about compressors.

IWATA Airbrush compressors key features:

Compressors
MODELIWATA
IS-30 Neo Air
IWATA
IS-35 Ninja Jet
IWATAIS-35 Silver JetIWATA
IS-800 Sprint Jet
IWATA
IS-850 Smart Jet
IWATA
IS-875 Smart Jet Pro
IWATA
IS-925 Power Jet Lite
IWATA
IS-875HT Smart Jet Plus
IWATA
IS-925HT Power Jet Plus
IWATA
IS-975 Power Jet Pro
IWATA
IS-900 Power Jet
Type1 piston1 piston1 piston1 piston1 piston1 piston2 piston2 piston2 piston2 piston2 piston
Horsepower1/16HP1/12HP1/10HP1/8HP1/8HP1/8HP1/6HP1/6HP1/4HP1/6HP1/6HP
Working Pressure1-15 psi1-18 psi1-18 psi1-35 psi1-35 psi1-35 psi1-60 psi1-60 psi1-60 psi1-60 psi1-60 psi
Flow.37 cfm.30 cfm.33 cfm0.64 cfm0.64 cfm0.64 cfm1.2 cfm0.81 cfm1.4 cfm1.2 cfm1.2 cfm
Tank SizeN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.45 liter.5 liter2 liter3.5 liter
Air ControlNoKnobKnobYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
FilterNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
airbrush holder111NoNo121122
Weight.95 lbs5.9 lbs6.3 lbs (2.9 kg)8 lbs (4 kg)8 lbs14 lbs17.5 lbs13 lbs17 lbs26.5 lbs28 lbs
Auto Shut-OffNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
NoiseLow56 db56 db50 db56 db50 db52 db54 db56 db56 db56 db
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BADGER Airbrush compressors key features:

Compressors
MODELBADGER
TC908 Aspire
BADGER
TC909 Aspire Elite
BADGER
TC910 Aspire Pro
Horsepower1/6HP1/6HP1/6HP
Working Pressure1-40 psi1-40 psi1-40 psi
Flow0.81 cfm0.81 cfm0.81 cfm
Tank SizeN/AN/A1 Gallon
Air ControlYesYesYes
FilterYesYesYes
Airbrush holder122
Weight8 lbs (4 kg)11 lbs (5kg)18 lbs (8kg) Yes
Auto Shut-OffYesYesYes
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MASTER Airbrush compressors key features:

Compressors
MODEL MASTER
TC40T
MASTER
TC-20-H6-B
MASTER
TC-20T
MASTER
TC-848
MASTER
TC-828
Fine Art
Hobbies
Fine Art
Hobbies
Fine Art
Hobbies
Fine Art
Hobbies
Tanning
Fine Art
Hobbies
tanning
Custom AutoCustom Auto
Type1 piston1 piston1 piston4 piston2 piston
Horsepower1/6HP1/6HP1/5HP1/4HP1/6HP
Working Pressure1-43 psi1-43 psi1-43 psi5-57 psi5-57 ps
Flow0.8 cfm0.8 cfm0.8 cfm2.75 cfm1.6 cfm
Tank Size1 gallon (3.8 liters)N/A0.92 gallon (3.5 liters)1 gallon (3.8 liters)0.80 gallon (3.0 liters)
Air Controlyesyesyesyesyes
Filteryesyesyesyesyes
airbrush holder2NoNoNo
Weight7.8 lbs (3.5kg)8 lbs11.5 lbs (5.2kg)19.0 lbs (8.4kg)13.0 lbs (5.9kg)
Auto Shut-OffyesyesyesYesYes
Noise47 db59 db59 db62 db62 db
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PAASCHE Airbrush compressors key features:

Pictures
BrandPASSSCHEPASSSCHEPASSSCHEPASSSCHEPASSSCHE
MODELD500SRPASSSCHE
D220R
PASSSCHE
D3000R
PASSSCHE
DA400R
DC600R
hobbies,
illustration,
nail painting,
makeup,
temporary tattoo
T-Shirt artists,
hobbyists,
fine art
llustration,
hobbies, models,
make-up
illustration,
hobbies, models,
T-shirts, auto-graphics,
tanning
illustration,
hobbies, models,
T-shirts, auto-graphics,
tanning
Type1 piston1 piston1 piston
Horsepower1/8HP1/6HP1/8HP1/6HP1/6HP
Working Pressure1-35 psi1-50 psi1-30 psi40-80 psi1-55 psi
Flow.5 cfm1.2 cfm0.5 cfm1.2 cfm1.2 cfm
Tank SizeN/AN/A3/4 GallonN/A1 Gallon (3.5 l)
Air ControlYesYesYesYes
FilterYesYesYesYes
airbrush holderNo2No2
Weight47 dbs55 dbs12.2 lbs (5.6kg)12.1 lbs24.6 lbs
Auto Shut-OffYesYesYesYes
Noise47 dbs47 dbs50 dbs47 dbs
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