Iwata High Performance HP-A Plus - Airbrush Guru

Iwata High Performance HP-A Plus

The HP-A Plus is specifically for people who understand that they won’t use much paint at any one time–ever!

That generally includes makeup artists, fingernail artists, and fine artists interested in the smaller needle and nozzle combination.

Iwata High Performance HP A Plus

Features and Review

  1. It’s great airbrush if you need fine details
  2. Beginners learn on the HP-A Plus quite often.  In fact I usually recommend the A+ instead of the Hi-Line AH (with the MAC Valve). My advice would be to play with this airbrush as is and then, once you’ve figured out airbrushing you can purchase an eMAC valve
  3. No Cup : The non-existent cup (hollow in the body) doesn’t get in the way of large fingers. It also looks sleeker and takes up a bit less space.  Makeup artists tend to like the HP-A Plus
  4. Cut-away, pre-set handle – The cut away lets you clean out your airbrush quicker.  The preset let’s you limit the amount of trigger pull you can have.  The preset is quite useful when you have to do the same stroke over and over and over and over.
  5. You can sight down the barrel like a gun
Classification: Airbrush
Manufacturer: Iwata
Model: HP-A Plus
Part Number: H 1001
Suggested Retail Price: $280.50 USD
Paint feed System: Gravity Feed
Trigger Style: Dual Action
Spray Type: Internal Mix
Spray Range: ~0.1 mm to
~0.75 inches
Cup Size: 1/32 oz.
0.9 mL
Air Consumption: ~0.3 cfm
Pressure Tolerance: < 100 psi
Standard Tip Size: 0.2 mm
Optional Tip Size: 0.3 mm

Link – HP-A Plus Manual, parts and troubleshooting guide

Useful Accessories
  • Pistol Grip Moisture Filter
  • Table Top Cleaning Station
  • Crown Cap
  • External Micro Air Control Valve
Common Problems
  • No Place to Set it Down
  • Tip Dry
  • Bent Needles
  • Clogs
  • Breaking the Nozzle Threads Off Inside the Airbrush
Cleaning Guide Links