Textile paints, like Medea Textile colors, that are used for painting T-shirts are made with heavier-bodied pigments similar to acrylics and require larger tipneedle combinations, as well as powerful air compressors.
Mark “The Shark” Rush, textile painting guru and designer of the Great White Shark compressor, prefers his fleet of 15 Iwata Eclipse BCS airbrushes and his own Great White Shark compressor. The Eclipse HP-CS proves to be a good choice for spot details and highlights.
World-renowned artist and instructor Jurek is an avid HP-BC Plus user when painting textiles.
The compressor recommended for textiles is the Shark compressor. While others may do some light duty such as home T-shirt painting, they will burn out if subjected to long hours at higher air pressures.
*Not recommended for use in production settings.
“I’ve been airbrushing T-shirts for over 30 years and have seen a great evolution in equipment over the years. When you paint the volume of T-shirts I do, you must use equipment that is dialed in for speed as well as reliability.
I use a fleet of 15 Iwata Eclipse airbrushes and a Great White Shark silent air compressor from Iwata-Medea to meet my commercial airbrush needs. From fine lines and dagger strokes to broad multi-colored backgrounds, the Eclipse BCS does it all. Time is money in my business, so I use the best airbrush equipment made!”
– Mark “the Shark” Rush