Iwata Hi-Line HP-AH - Airbrush Guru

Iwata Hi-Line HP-AH

With only a few exceptions I like all the  Iwata airbrushes.  They each have their place for users.

The HP-AH’s place 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 Line HP AH Airbrush

Features and Review

  • The MAC Valve is awesome
    It’s like a pressre regulator at your finger tips.  The only downside here is that you don’t get a pressure gauge to go with it.  In effect, you have to dial in the air pressure by feel instead by the numbers. If you prefer the add-on you might want to look at the HP-A+ instead.
  • No Cup
    Yeah, it sounds silly but that cup can get in the way when you’re trying to aim!  It also looks sleaker and takes up a bit less space.  Top notch makeup artists tend to like the HP-AH
  • 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.
  • Has experience airbrushing.
  • A beginner CAN learn on the HP-AH, but I’ll still try to steer them away from it unless they really, really want it.  The MAC Valve gets in the way of the early learning process.
Classification: Airbrush
Manufacturer: Iwata
Model: HP-AH
Part Number: H 1100
Suggested Retail Price: $334.75 USD
Paint feed System: Gravity Feed
Trigger Style: Dual Action
Spray Type: Internal Mix
Spray Range: ~0.1 mm to
~1.25 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-AH Manual, parts and troubleshooting guide

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

These Cleaning Guides links are specifically the ones you need to clean this particular airbrush.