NEW!! What you have been waiting for!! FBS Gold Mask - For Plotters! It has all the characteristics that you love: This Tape cuts clean!
The right tool for the job saves you time and $$ !
Plotter: Always test cut first: 80-90 grams of force with a 45 degree blade - make adjustments as needed
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Simply the best modification you can make to your Iwata airbrush.
Stock air valve springs have too much tension. Replacing the original spring with a new BLAIR SoftSpring will make it much easier to control, as well as reduce finger fatigue.
We are the original SoftSpring manufacturers, and the only source that replicates the exact tolerances of Dru Blair's original personally customized Iwata CM-SB, which he began developing in the 1980's.
The BLAIR SoftSpring, air valve replacement spring, for Iwata airbrushes was designed for the Iwata Custom Micron B/SB models. Since its development it has proven effective in virtually all models of Iwata airbrushes.
The BLAIR SoftSpring makes the downward pressure on your airbrush trigger (Main Lever) nearly effortless. This is good news because it reduces tension and fatigue that so often limits the artist’s control of the airbrush, especially when attempting fine details. When coupled with a side feed airbrush such as the Iwata CM-SB your BLAIR SoftSpring will facilitate the hand position that Dru Blair uses and recommends for the highest level of airbrush control.
Airbrush Super Lube (the blue stuff, in a tube, that sometimes comes with new airbrushes) Dru Blair Recommends that this should be avoided. Use of this product often leaves a sticky residue. If used around the trigger pin/air valve you may have to replace the o-ring
While the original air valve spring may exert enough force to compensate and push through the gumminess your new SoftSpring is not designed to work under such conditions. The extra force this would require would negate the whole idea of lessening the spring tension in the first place.
A symptom of this build up is that it may create enough additional friction as to prevent the trigger from returning to the air off position once your new SoftSpring is installed. We have found cleaning the O-ring to offer only temporary relief sometimes days other times only minutes. Replacement of the O-ring is the only way to eliminate the buildup.
Blair Synthetic Airbrush Paper you can erase and scratch, it also allows light printing of line art with an ink jet printer It does not tear easily and is archival - a great alternative to canvas
Available in 2 sizes: 19x 27 and 27 x 29
Save up to 10% buy purchasing multiple sheets at a time.
Since the discontinuance of Crescent 9208 and 9218, there has been no paper or board that can tolerate the blade/Scratching technique without disturbing the fibres of the paper. Maple is pleased to announce that the Blair paper specifically made for the airbrush that allows scratching and erasing for special effects, is now available to the Canadian Airbrushes without have to "cross border shop" The best news is that this paper is double sided.
Please note: While this paper is designed for use with the blade; however, improper, repeated or excessive application of pressure with the blade can and will cause damage. Exercise caution. Being a non-absorbent surface, it is recommended that you wash the paper with a gentle soap to remove any grease or oil from your fingers. Different paints have different adhesive characteristics, so it is advised that you test your paint to determine its resilience to errant scratches.
Learning to be your own airbrush technician is a natural part of being an airbrush artist. It satisfies the urge to master your craft in its entirety and ultimately leads to a higher level of satisfaction in using airbrushes. Years in the making. The new Iwata Professional Maintenance Tools are a no-brainer for airbrush artists, this tool kit is a solid choice for the airbrush users who want to take their airbrush game to the next level
The kit comes with:
All of the items fit securely in customized soft-sided zippered case, the case also was designed to carry up to three airbrushes. An inner, zipper pouch is ideal for containing small replacement parts.
"These must-have items make every cleaning and maintenance task easier and mastering this part of the process ultimately allows you more time for painting." - Kirk Lybecker