Iwata has developed a reputation for providing superior air compressors. They only use Grade A materials and the most sophisticated technology, which makes the Iwata air compressors so popular and trustworthy. The Iwata airbrush compressor is efficient, neat, produces hardly any noise and best of all, is reasonably priced. You can easily use the Iwata compressor at your work studio, or even at home in your garage. The Iwata air compressor only needs a small space and you will hardly even notice the noise it makes. The Iwata compressor comes with everything you need from filters, adaptors, air hoses to all fittings, making it compatible with any airbrush. We are going to take have a look at a few Iwata airbrush compressors, so you can make the best choice for your project. Most are part of the Iwata studio series.

 

 

 

 

Iwata Airbrush Compressor Summary

 

Iwata ModelWeightPressure TypeAir PressureHorsepowerFlowTank SizeAuto-Shutoff
Silver Jet

(IS-50)

6.3 lbsLow Pressure1-18 psi1/10HP0.33 cfmN/ANone
Ninja Jet (IS-35)5.9 lbsLow Pressure1-18 psi1/12HP0.30 cfmN/ANone
Neo Air

(IS-30)

0.95 lbsLow Pressure4-15 psi0.37 cfmN/ANone
Freestyle Air0.95 lbsLow Pressure5-19 psi0.37 cfmN/ANone
Smart Jet (IS-850)8.4 lbsMedium Pressure1-35 psi1/8HP0.64 cfmN/AYes
Sprint Jet

(IS-800)

8 lbsMedium Pressure1-35 psi1/8HP0.64 cfmN/ANo
Power Jet Plus

IS-925HT

17 lbsHigh Pressure1-60 psi1/4HP1.4 cfm0.5 literYes
Smart Jet Plus

IS-875HT

13 lbsHigh Pressure1-60 psi1/6HP1.4 cfm0.45 literYes
Power Jet Pro

 (IS-975)

26.5 lbsHigh Pressure1-60 psi1/6HP1.2 cfm2 literYes
Smart Jet Pro

(IS-875)

14 lbsMedium Pressure1-35 psi1/8HP0.64 cfmN/AYes
Power Jet Lite

(IS-925)

17.5 lbsHigh Pressure1-60 psi1/6HP1.2 cfmN/AYes

 

 

 

Why we recommend the Auto-shutoff Function

When looking for your Iwata airbrush compressor, see if you can find one with the Auto-shutoff function. This is also described as Smart Jet Technology, which automatically works to switch off the airbrush compressor when you are no longer using it.

Benefits of Auto-Shutoff:

  • Will help to lessen the noise in public areas.
  • Helps to lengthen the life of a compressor.
  • Lessens the operating time.
  • Supplies full working capabilities in an instant
  • Reduces the amount of moisture produced

 

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Best Iwata Air Compressors for Students

 

Iwata Silver Jet Compressor (IS-50)

The Silver Jet Compressor is extremely easy to use and needs no maintenance, providing air when required. You can easily alter the pressure by using the pressure adjustment knob and you will be able to clearly see the psi readings on the gauge. This makes it easy for you to modify the airflow, so you can complete any airbrush project with ease.

 

IWATA Medea Studio Series Silver Jet Airbrush Compressor
  • It features working pressure adjustable from 10-18 psi
  • Includes a 6' coiledHigh strength polyurethane airhose
  • Includes an Iwata Pistol-Grip Filter
  • Has pressure gauge and convenient airhose connector
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The Iwata Compressor Silver Jet includes:

  • Built-in airbrush holder, so you can safely and easily place your airbrush out of the way when you are not using it.
  • Carry handle
  • Built-in cord wrap for easy storage
  • Built-in Gauge, clear and easy to read with an adjustable knob.
  • Has its own heavy-duty polyurethane cobra coil hose, especially for Iwata airbrushes.
  • Pistol grip moisture filter.
  • There are also adaptors compatible with Aztek, Paasche, Badger brands of airbrushes.
  • Comprehensive instruction manual

The Iwata airbrush compressor is the perfect choice for those looking for a low-pressure airbrush effect. For example, those in the make-up industry. It is quite a neat little device, that can easily fit in at home or work. The sleek stainless-steel compact compressor can fit in anywhere. There are some similar compressors on the market that cost less, but the Iwata Silver Jet Compressor just has more value for money.

Iwata Air Compressor Silver Jet Features:

  • Weight: 6.3 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1/10HP
  • Noise Level: 40 decibels (38 to 44 decibels are considered quiet)
  • Air pressure: 1-18 psi
  • Air Flow Rate: 33 cfm
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Iwata Ninja Jet Air Compressor

The Iwata ninja jet air compressor might be small, but the design provides durability and the handle makes it easy to move around. The compressor is simple in design with no moisture filter, auto-shutoff, or gauge. Easy to use and needs no maintenance, providing air when required. You can easily alter the pressure by using the pressure adjustment knob to suit your needs.

IWATA Medea Studio Series Ninja Jet Airbrush Compressor
  • Zero-maintenance, oil-less piston air compressor
  • High-strength polyurethane hose fits Iwata airbrushes
  • Low-maintenance oil-less piston motor, Airbrush sold separately
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The Iwata Compressor Ninja Jet includes:

  • Built-in airbrush holder, so you can safely and easily place your airbrush out of the way when you are not using it.
  • Has its own heavy-duty polyurethane cobra coil hose, especially for Iwata airbrushes, as do all the Iwata studio series compressors.
  • There are also adaptors compatible with Aztek, Paasche, Badger brands of airbrushes.
  • Comprehensive instruction manual

Iwata Air Compressor Ninja Jet Features:

  • Weight: 5.9 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1/10HP
  • Noise Level: 40 decibels (38 to 44 decibels are considered quiet)
  • Air pressure: 1-18 psi
  • Air Flow Rate: @ 20 psi: 0.33 cfm
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Iwata Neo Air Mini Compressor (IS-30)

Compared to the other compressors, the Neo Air is extremely light and compact. Unfortunately, its size does provide certain drawbacks. You will only be able to do smaller projects and only for a short time. For example, great for someone like a mobile make-up artist, who needs something portable and won’t need a heavy-duty compressor. For anything else, it won’t be worth your while.

IWATA Neo Air Miniature Airbrush Compressor
  • Low maintenance, oil-less miniature air compressor
  • Compact and portable – Super Light Weight of 0.43kg
  • Working pressure from 1 psi to 15 psi
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The Iwata Compressor Neo Air Mini includes:

  • Mini, portable Air Compressor
  • Built-in airbrush holder
  • Has its own air hose
  • On/off button with 3-Speed Control

Iwata Air Compressor Neo Air Mini Features:

  • Weight: 0.95 lbs
  • Air pressure: 1–15 psi
  • Air Flow Rate: 0.37 cfm | Open Flow: 10.5 liters per minute
  • Size: 13 x 9.9 x 6.5 cm
  • 100V – 240 V Power Supply
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Iwata Freestyle Air

The freestyle Air Compressor is battery powered and can easily be recharged. Works quietly and is dependable when it comes to providing air when you need it. The compressor is great for lighter work projects and works at a low pressure of 4-19 psi. This compressor generally works well with gravity feed airbrushes.

The Iwata Freestyle Compressor includes:

  • Rechargeable battery, making it great for any mobile projects. Comes with international A/C Power adaptor, so you can charge almost anywhere in the world. Great for professionals who are on the move a lot.
  • On/off rolling switch with a 3-speed adjustment. Quick and easy to use.
  • Removable airbrush holder, so you can safely and easily place your airbrush out of the way when you are not using.
  • Has its own heavy-duty polyurethane cobra coil hose, especially for Iwata airbrushes.
  • Vibration dampening pad

Iwata Air Compressor Freestyle Air Features:

  • Weight: 0.95 lbs
  • Air pressure: 5-19 psi
  • Air Flow Rate: 0.37 cfm | Open Flow 10.5 LPM
  • Size: 10.6 x 16.7 x 5.7 cm
  • 100 V – 240 V Power Supply

 

 

 

Iwata Airbrush Compressors for the experienced User

 

Iwata Smart Jet Compressor

This Iwata airbrush compressor produces very little noise and is a convenient small size, one of the more popular compressors on the market. This is an excellent choice if you are looking for something that has more general uses and needs a low to medium air pressure.

IWATA Medea Studio Series Smart Jet Airbrush Compressor
  • 1/8 hp1-35 PSI maximum operating pressure
  • Mounted fully adjustable air-pressure gauge, mMoisture filter prevents pulsation
  • Bleed valve airflow adjustment to lower air pressure
  • Compressor shuts itself off automatically when not in use
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The Iwata Compressor Smart Jet includes:

  • Built-in airbrush holder
  • Auto-shutoff technology, it switches off when not in use helping to improve the life of the compressor motor.
  • Contains a moisture filter, which helps to counteract pulsation and locks in condensation. The air that is used will then be clean and dry.
  • Added hose to help with moisture prevention.
  • Pressure Gauge
  • Air-intake Filter, which guards against dust and other particles from getting into the motor. The filter is easy to change when necessary.

You can see the pressure on the mounted gauge, and you can change the pre-set pressure through the bleed valve airflow adjustment. However, if you do use the bleed valve, the auto-shutoff will no longer function.

Iwata Air Compressor Smart Jet Features:

  • Weight: 8.4 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1/8HP
  • Noise Level: 50 decibels (38 to 44 decibels are considered quiet)
  • Air pressure: Pre-set working pressure of 20 – 25 psi (Maximum: 40 psi)
  • Air Flow Rate: 64 cfm at 20 psi
  • Size: 25 x 18 x 16 cm
  • Extremely fast and convenient shut-off feature
  • Two-hose cooling system – air travels through the coil hose ahead of the moisture trap.
  • Can provide 5000 hours of work.

There is one area where the Smart Jet Compressor fails, you will find that the compressor has no regulator. It does have a bleed valve where you can then control the flow of air.

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Iwata Sprint Jet Compressor

A sturdy decent compressor that is both dependable and quiet. The entire system has zero maintenance.

 

IWATA Medea Studio Series Sprint Jet Airbrush Compressor
  • 1 – 35 PSI maximum operating pressure
  • Mounted air-pressure gauge
  • Moisture filter prevents pulsation
  • Bleed valve airflow adjustment to lower air pressure
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The Iwata Compressor Sprint Jet includes:

  • Pressure Gauge
  • Has a good moisture trap, which also counteracts pulsation.
  • On/Off Switch
  • Has its own polyurethane hose, especially for Iwata airbrushes

Iwata Air Compressor Sprint Jet Features:

  • Weight: 8.4 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1/8HP
  • Noise Level: 50 decibels (38 to 44 decibels are considered quiet)
  • Air pressure: 1-35 psi (maximum 40 psi)
  • Air Flow Rate: 64 cfm at 20 psi
  • Size: 25 x 18 x 16 cm
  • Bleed Valve to adjust airflow
  • Can provide 5000 hours of work.
  • Oil-free piston air compressor

 

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Iwata Airbrush Compressors for Professionals

 

Iwata Power Jet Plus Tubular Compressor

The Power Jet Plus Compressor is impressive, you can have several airbrushes going at the same time. However, this amount of power does produce some noise. If you find the noise a little too much, you can go back to the initial Power Jet Compressor. The Power Jet Plus is great for the professional who needs power but also mobility.

 

IWATA Power Jet Plus Tubular Airbrush Compressor
  • Zero-maintenance oil-less piston air compressor
  • Smart Jet Technology shuts off motor when not in use
  • Air tank (0.5 liter) inside the handle and two cooling fans
  • High-strength braided nylon covered hose fits all Iwata airbrushes
  • Air regulator and gauge for precise air adjustment
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The Iwata Compressor Power Jet Plus includes:

  • Built-in spray gun
  • Built-in Airbrush Holder
  • Pressure gauge and air regulator
  • Built-in Cooling Fans x2
  • On/Off Switch
  • Has its own strong braided nylon hose, especially for Iwata airbrushes

Iwata Air Compressor Power Jet Plus Features:

  • Weight: 17 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1/4HP
  • Air pressure: 1-60 psi
  • Air Flow Rate: 1.4 cfm at an open flow
  • Tank Size: 0.5 Liters
  • Auto-Shutoff
  • Oil-free piston air compressor
  • 110 V/60hz
  • Zero Maintenance

 

 

Iwata Smart Jet Plus Tubular Compressor

The designers have taken the Smart Jet Plus to the next level. The 0.5-liter tank is designed as a tubular handle, which you will notice enfolds around the compressor. This makes the compressor lighter and neater than the conventional air tanks. The only negative thing about this compressor is the noise level, which is much louder than other compressors discussed in this article.

IWATA Smart Jet Plus Tubular Airbrush Compressor
  • Zero-maintenance, oil-less piston air compressor
  • Compressor shuts itself off automatically when not in use
  • Built-in airbrush holder, Air tank 0.45 liter
  • Air Regulator and Gauge for precise air pressure adjustment
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The Iwata Compressor Smart Jet Plus includes:

  • Has a moisture Filter, which helps to counteract pulsation and locks in condensation, giving you clean and dry air.
  • Built-in Airbrush Holder
  • Adjustable air regulator knob
  • Air Pressure gauge
  • Mounted airbrush holder where you can place your airbrush when not using it.
  • Tubular air tank, which you can also use as a convenient carry handle.
  • Air tank filter, which guards against dust and other particles getting to the motor. Also, it is easy to access and change the filter.
  • Has its own strong braided nylon hose, especially for Iwata airbrushes
  • On/Off Switch

Iwata Air Compressor Smart Jet Plus Features:

  • Weight: 13 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1/6 HP
  • Air pressure: 1-60 psi
  • Air Flow Rate: 0.81 cfm at an open flow
  • Tank Size (handle): 0.5 Liters
  • Oil-free piston air compressor
  • 110 V/60hz
  • Zero Maintenance
  • Auto-Shutoff when you are not using the compressor, helping to improve the life of the motor compressor.
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Iwata Power Jet Pro Compressor

The Iwata Power Jet Pro is one of the more functional Iwata air compressors on the market for the professional. You can easily have two airbrushes going, as it provides two connectors, gauges, moisture traps and regulators. The compressor works double-time compared to the Power Jet Lite.

The Iwata Power Jet Pro is reasonably priced and can easily provide the power needed for higher volumes of paint flow. Also, it has enough power to work both the latest Eclipse G6 pistol grip airbrush and the versatile Iwata Eclipse airbrush.

 

IWATA Medea Studio Series Power Jet Pro Air Compressor
  • 1/6 hp 1-70 PSI maximum pressure, 2 litre (1/2 gallon) air storage tank
  • Twin air regulators for precise air-pressure adjustment with quick disconnects
  • Built-in airbrush holders
  • Mounted twin pressure gauges with moisture filters
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The Iwata Compressor Power Jet Pro includes:

  • Strong Twin Pump
  • Two air pressure gauges, providing accurate airflow to two separate workplaces.
  • X 2-liter tank reservoir
  • X 2 Airbrush Holders
  • X 2 Easy disconnect ports
  • X 2 Moisture Filters
  • X 2 Air Regulators
  • Has its own adaptors and strong hose, so it can fit any airbrush brand.
  • Durable outer casing

Iwata Air Compressor Power Jet Pro Features:

  • Weight: 26.5 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1/6 HP
  • Air pressure: 1-60 psi (maximum pressure 70 psi)
  • Air Flow Rate: 1.2 cfm: airflow 20 psi
  • Oil-free piston air compressor
  • Auto-Shutoff when you are not using the compressor, helping to improve the life of the motor compressor.
  • No Maintenance or pulsation
  • Noise: 55 db
  • Can provide 5000 hours of work.
  • Size: 33 x 23 x 18 cm
  • Provides an air reserve when airbrushing at great air pressures.
  • Normally, any stored air will cool, this helps for greater moisture separation.

 

 

Iwata Smart Jet Pro Compressor

The Iwata Smart Jet Pro is neat and portable, the type of compressor mobile artists will make use of. You can easily fit it into an overhead compartment on an aeroplane without damaging it, as it is protected by a strong case. The Iwata Smart Jet Pro is powerful, reliable and offers professionals a wide range of applications.

 

IWATA Medea Studio Series Smart Jet Pro Air Compressor
  • 1/8 hp 1-35 PSI maximum operating pressure
  • Mounted fully adjustable air-pressure gauge
  • Moisture filter prevents pulsation
  • Compressor shuts itself off automatically when not in use
  • Enclosed in an all-metal protective case with carrying handle
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The Iwata Compressor Smart Jet Pro includes:

  • Has a moisture Filter, which helps to counteract pulsation and locks in condensation, giving you clean and dry air.
  • Adjustable air regulator knob
  • Air Pressure gauge will show exact readings.
  • Durable casing helping to protect the compressor.
  • Attached airbrush holder
  • Bleed valve adjustment (to release moisture)
  • Has its own heavy-duty polyurethane cobra coil hose, especially for Iwata airbrushes.
  • On/Off Switch

Iwata Smart Jet Pro Air Compressor Features:

  • Weight: 14 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1/8 HP
  • Air pressure: 1-35 psi (maximum pressure 40 psi)
  • Air Flow Rate: 0.64 cfm: airflow 20 psi
  • Oil-free piston air compressor
  • Auto-Shutoff when you are not using the compressor, helping to improve the life of the compressor motor.
  • No Maintenance
  • Noise: 50 db
  • Can provide 5000 hours of work.
  • Size: 26.5 x 31 x 15.5 cm
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Iwata Power Jet Lite Compressor

The Power Jet Lite is designed for the professional in mind, as it offers power, is small but efficient to get the job done. However, this model does not have a tank, and many will choose another model for this reason. The Iwata airbrush kit with compressor is fairly priced even though there is no tank reservoir. The Power Jet Lite produces the power needed to tackle those high-paint flow jobs. With this Iwata airbrush kit with compressor, you can easily run two airbrushes at the same time.

 

IWATA Medea Studio Series Power Jet Lite Air Compressor
  • 1/6 hp 1-70 PSI maximum pressure; less heat-related moisture build-up
  • Air regulator for precise air-pressure adjustment
  • Mounted pressure gauge with moisture filter
  • Built-in airbrush holder
  • Includes a high-strength polyurethane air hose
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The Iwata Compressor Power Jet Lite includes:

  • Strong, efficient twin pump
  • Built-in Airbrush Holder
  • Pressure Regulator to regulate airflow
  • Like all Iwata studio series compressors, it has its own adaptors and hose, compatible with any airbrush brand
  • Versatile Iwata Eclipse Airbrush and the latest Eclipse G6pistol grip airbrush.
  • Moisture Filter
  • Durable outer casing
  • 12 Month Guarantee

Iwata Compressor Power Jet Lite Features:

  • Weight: 17.5 lbs
  • Horsepower: 1/6 HP
  • Air pressure: maximum pressure of 70 psi
  • Air Flow Rate: 1.15 cfm: airflow 20 psi
  • Oil-free piston air compressor
  • Auto-Shutoff when you are not using the compressor, helping to improve the life of the compressor motor.
  • No Maintenance
  • Noise: 55 db
  • Can provide 5000 hours of work (only replace every 10 years)
  • Size: 26.5 x 31 x 15.5 cm

 

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