Iwata Smart Jet Pro
RCM&E|August 2020
Iwata Smart Jet Pro
Shaun Garrity pairs up a low maintenance air compressor with his Iwata Eclipse airbrush
Shaun Garrity

After reviewing the Iwata Eclipse CS airbrush a few months ago and being very, very impressed with the quality, it made sense to see how their compressors would fair. I tend never to prejudge products but based on what I had already experienced my expectation was high. So, after using their excellent application guides to select the correct model, a quick call to The Airbrush Company and my Iwata Studio Series Smart Jet Pro compressor was on its way. I'll let the Airbrush Company give you their overview of the product first:

“The updated Smart Jet Pro is the same great compressor with the same power as the previous version but a more compact size. This compressor is perfect for the occasional and professional artist doing general airbrush applications. It's powerful, compact, reliable and quiet. With oil-less piston motors, they are low maintenance, affordably priced and are the perfect companion to any of the Iwata airbrushes. Built with Iwata's Smart Technology, it automatically turns the compressor on when you press your airbrush trigger, providing instant air at the pressure you have set it, and turns the compressor off again when the airbrush is not in use. Like all Iwata Studio Series compressors, the Smart Jet Pro comes complete with an air-hose and adapters so it can hook up to any brand of airbrush”.

WHAT'S IT REALLY LIKE?

The specifications are impressive and on opening up the box I wasn't disappointed; it's sturdy, well designed and has a finish that exudes quality. It was everything I expected it to be.

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