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Old 1 Week Ago May 15, 2019 2:39:00 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Question Help on Airbrush Compressors

So, I just bought an iwata eclipse HP-BCS, and now I am looking for compressors. I have seen many people say that it all depends on what you plan on using it for, and I plan to design T-shirts to sell. I've heard that its good to get a compressor with oil, but yet they require more maintenance. I've also heard about water traps, tanks, etc. I'd just like to know which compressor is the cheapest, most efficient, for starting out. (Not something that I will end up tossing to the side for another)

Ps. Kind of an off-topic question: I was also wondering, is it legal to produce airbrushed shirts of pop culture characters? I've seen many people do it, but isn't that copyright infringement?
 
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It depends of your location. On this forum there are people from all over the globe...
For t-shirts you need from 50 to 60 psi or more if you can handle it.

This guy uses 100 psi
Megadeath version!
https://youtu.be/S9SXk6qHESM


https://youtu.be/F4kgMoRiv3U


I started with the red one on a picture and upgraded later on the silver one(my red one started to show signs it will die soon, cause I pushed him to much):



People in states buy california tools more or less. Either way you need some air tank.


Question about copyrights... Yes it's illegal(IMO I'm not lawyer), but people do it cause they are under the radar. The question here would be what happens if you get caught.


If you are from Romania or something probably nothing but if you are from states khm... I heard you guys are kinda nuts with this stuff Can you lose a house cause of money you need to pay to copyright owner after the judge decide it's time to squeeze your tiny behind?
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It depends of your location. On this forum there are people from all over the globe...
For t-shirts you need from 50 to 60 psi or more if you can handle it.

This guy uses 100 psi
Megadeath version!
https://youtu.be/S9SXk6qHESM


https://youtu.be/F4kgMoRiv3U


I started with the red one on a picture and upgraded later on the silver one(my red one started to show signs it will die soon, cause I pushed him to much):
https://i.postimg.cc/vTFV998s/IMG-2092.jpg


People in states buy california tools more or less. Either way you need some air tank.


Question about copyrights... Yes it's illegal(IMO I'm not lawyer), but people do it cause they are under the radar. The question here would be what happens if you get caught.


If you are from Romania or something probably nothing but if you are from states khm... I heard you guys are kinda nuts with this stuff Can you lose a house cause of money you need to pay to copyright owner after the judge decide it's time to squeeze your tiny behind?
I am from the states, so does that mean they would sue me over some shirts? Also, what are some good brands for compressors?
 
 
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I am from the states, so does that mean they would sue me over some shirts? Also, what are some good brands for compressors?
1) Don't know
2) California Air Tools
 
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senco and hitachi also make quiet compressors

iwata and magnum make suitcase-type compressors that might produce the 50psi needed
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Yep I heard about Senco being very good.
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great vid seacookie

i've seen another one of him and his family working
talented guy, very efficient, the vids probably don't do his talent justice

hope all is well in your castle in the sky!

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I would check out Eastwood's scroll compressor. Its rated at 12.7cfm at 90psi and has a 100% duty cycle. It's also only 63db so pretty quite. You will need 220v supply.
 
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Can you lose a house cause of money you need to pay to copyright owner after the judge decide it's time to squeeze your tiny behind?
I'm not 100% sure, but I think this is accurate: If you lose the lawsuit and don't have the cash to pay it, you CANNOT be forced to sell your house to pay it. However, if you sell your house you will have to pay with the money you make from selling your house.
 
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great vid seacookie

i've seen another one of him and his family working
talented guy, very efficient, the vids probably don't do his talent justice

hope all is well in your castle in the sky!

only 128 posts to the coveted black tee!!!!!
Probably that guy has many years of experience. I wonder how much money he can make in few days spraying like that on those fairs. Either way, even if I would be able to spray like that, I couldn't do fairs, cause it's not my cup of tea. To much people.


In my castle, stuff slowly coming together, I am putting a lot of energy in to learning and I think all the energy I am putting in to it will finally pay off. Also money which I invested and I am still investing each month is not being counted any more. Talking about being naive when I joined this forum.


Yep, few more posts and I get black t-shirt. Ziggy is right behind me
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I would check out Eastwood's scroll compressor. Its rated at 12.7cfm at 90psi and has a 100% duty cycle. It's also only 63db so pretty quite. You will need 220v supply.
Just like IDFNOVA mentioned duty cycle is quite important. If you don't know what duty cycle is here is a link:
https://www.about-air-compressors.com/dutycycle/


edit: you compensate with air tank and duty cycle so you don't bust your compressor. For example, my compressor is 60:40 duty cycle(50:50 probably more realistic) and 90 liters of air = 20 gallons. My compressor won't turn on so many times cause I have a lot of air in that tank, so it has enough time to cool down. Keep in mind 20 gallons is to much for t-shirts.

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think this is accurate: If you lose the lawsuit and don't have the cash to pay it, you CANNOT be forced to sell your house to pay it. However, if you sell your house you will have to pay with the money you make from selling your house.
So, I was close enough.
 
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I found a 8 gal 2 horsepower oil lube compressor, does this seem like it would work well? Also, how much does the oil decrease the sound?

https://www.harborfreight.com/8-gal-...sor-68740.html

Also, does the increased horsepower really matter? I've found a couple with 1 HP

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your neighbours and your family will love you with that 88 decibel compressor... I am willing to bet one Guiness, that 88 decibel rating is not correct But even if it is.

 
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My compressor on the picture, silver one is rated: (dB): 68
When I turn it on i use both heads. I have turn switches for each head. So I fill my tank from empty to full with both heads. When air tank is full, I turn off one head cause it is less sound. But even with only one head(I use one head for the day, next day i use second head) I turn off compressor at 22h=10pm so I don't disturb my neighbours. With one head it is not so loud like with 2 heads off course, but it is still to much IMHO(if you plan to use it at nights), cause of vibrations. Compressor vibrates, it's not just issue sound from compressor heads. I put under air tank rubber thingies so I dump those vibrations a little and I also isolated doors. But this can't be compared to the ones which are made for silent operation. Bear in mind, my compressor is sold as silent one.


for dumping vibrations




head switches





So I would say, it depends where are you living. House, apartment and so on. In my experience 68 decibel is not so low... I wonder how much they lie about sound rating for my compressor
 






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