Just curious what type of airbrush equipment does everyone use?
I have the Kopykake Airmaster...Love it!!
Kiddiekakes ...you like your KopyKake airbush? I am thinking about purchasing one next week. Have you had any problems with it? What type of color do you use in it? The cake store out here only sells the americolor airbrush color.
I have the KopyKake Kroma Jet...it is the 'little brother' of the AirMaster...I used it for the first time this past weekend...I love it...it's wonderful...I fully recommend it to anyone who is thinking about buying one.
SJ, I'm pretty sure that you can use any airbrushing food color in your system. In the class that I just took, we used all different brands of airbrush color and it worked fabulous!!
Once you get a taste of airbrushing, you'll want to airbrush everything!!
YAY im so so excited to get one!
Thanks everyone! Now for the next question .. did ya'll have to order yours online or were you able to buy them at a store? I looked on Michaels and AC Moore just to check and they didn't have anything! I'm so excited and want to try it but I don't want to have to wait to get it ...I guess I'll just have to wait if thats the only option!
GREX here - and a firm believer in them now!
I have the KopyKake air master also. I bought mine at the cake store where I buy supplies but you can also get it on line.
I don't have any airbrush experience, but after a ton of online research on different brands and styles, the Grex tritium series is at the TOP of my wish list. No doubt about it. The trigger just looks AMAZING!
SJ169....I have had mine for 6 years now...Never had a problem...I clean it out really well after each use.I use the Americolor airbrush colors with it plus the sheen colors also like Pearl,Silver and Gold..Love them!!
Does anyone know anything about Badger airbrush sets? I don't know much about them, but saw this brand at Michaels today. It didn't have an air compressor, but instead can propel, how safe is this stuff or should it only be used for non-food airbrushing? HELP!! and THANKS!!
I don't have any personal experience with the Badger airbrushes, but I have a friend who has mentioned her airbrush set that uses "cartridges" for air. I'm guessing it's probably the same system. All she really said about it is that the propelled air runs out really quick, and she hates going to buy more (plus the $$$ adds up quick). She is saving up to buy a compressor I think.
I have no idea about the food safety aspect, but unless it is specifically advertised for cake use or mentions food safety on the package or instructions, I would assume it is NOT food safe, but it would probably be worth contacting the company to be sure.
Just my 2cents... hopefully someone who actually knows where their talking about will explain it all!
Thank you for the feedback. I will probably be saving up for a air compressor system like your friend. It's probably more cost effective in the long run.
Kiddiekakes, what brand is yours? I've googled it w/ no results.
Loucinda, what model do you have?
ETA: interested in compressors too. All the specs I need to know about. I haven't a clue what all the specs mean (airbrush or compressor) or what I should be looking for. The minimum and the best
I have the GREX Tritium TS -3 - and did I say how much I LOVE it?? That trigger is sooo much easier to use than a traditional airbrush. I didn't even have to buy the hose and compressor - they make adaptors for the one I already owned -which was great. I cannot say enough good things about this gun. It also has a 6 year warranty.
I also own a Badger 150-5 which I hate. It is difficult to use, and it a BEAR to try to get back together if you take it apart to clean - came with crappy instructions - not a good one for your first purchase IMO.
I read reviews on the Tritiums & they must be great! They have them at chicagoairbrushsupply.com for $209. Does that sound about right? My dh has a small compressor he bought at Lowes for an air nail gun. Do you think I can use it if I get a new hose?
Does anyone have an opinion about Master Performance air brushes? I have seen them on The Kustom PaintShop website and being sold my TCPGlobal. They are bundlded with 12 AmeriColor food paints. Any opinions? Thanks
Dandelion - just tell them what kind of compressor you have and they should be able to match up what you need. I didn't even have to buy a new hose, they make an adaptor for it! (but then it has only been used for my cake decorating - nothing else) That sounds about right - I bought the gun, the adaptor, a regulator and the stand for 299. at ICES.