Iwata High Performance HP-B Plus - Airbrush Guru

Iwata High Performance HP-B Plus

The HP-B Plus’s place is specifically for people who want the option to spray a decent amount of paint, but want a small, sleak airbrush with a smaller nozzle.

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

Iwata High Performance HP B Plus

Features and Review

  1. Small Cup – The smaller cup than the HP-CH is nice for bigger, meatier hands (like mine). You can still fit quite a bit of paint into the cup.  Enough to spray a background or cover a face with foundation.  But it’s not so big that it’ll start to interfere with operation.  The small cup is nice and sleek, though not quite as sleek and space saving as the HP-A+.
  2. Cut-away, pre-set handle
  3. The MAC valve on the Hi-Line BH is nice, but you can add on the eMAC valve and get the same kind of benefit.
  4. Beginners learn on the HP-B Plus quite often.
  5. For High Performance Plus airbrushes I tend to recommend the HP-C Plus first.  If the person is interested in the smaller cup then I tell them about the HP-B Plus
Classification: Airbrush
Manufacturer: Iwata
Model: HP-B Plus
Part Number: H 2001
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: 1/16 oz.
1.8 mL
Air Consumption: ~0.3 cfm
Pressure Tolerance: < 100 psi
Standard Tip Size: 0.2 mm
Optional Tip Size: 0.3 mm

Link – HP-B 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