|Expert Review: Just when no one thought the Olympos/Iwata Micron 0.18mm nozzle size could be beat, here comes Harder Steenbeck with the 0.15mm Infinity. To be fair there is a bit more to do with fine line achievement than just nozzle size; the angle of the nozzle to the needle and the tapper of the needle also play a part. In a side by side comparison between the two, the achievement of fine detail would be too close to call. Considering it is a remarkably high quality airbrush that goes for about half the price of the Micron, there is little wonder why the Infinity has become Harder Steenbeck’s best selling airbrush series. Price Range $200 to $350.
Design: ★★★★★ Quality: ★★★★★ Cost to Performance Ratio: ★★★★★
The infinity CRplus models have the finest finish you will find on an airbrush today. A triple coating of copper, nickel and high-gloss exterior chrome plating makes the airbrush body easier to clean inside and out. The Infinity CRplus models are available with 0.15, 0.2 or 0.4 mm nozzle size “Solo” configurations or in two “2-in-1” options: #1 (.15mm and .4mm) and #2 (.2mm and .4mm.) The 0.15mm, 0.2mm models include a 2ml cup with lid while the .4mm model has a 5ml cup and lid. The 2-in-1 model include both 2ml and 5ml cups & lids as while as a “distance cap.” An inventive long life needle seal and teflon o-rings to the cup screwing and valve are combat unwanted air and color output and allow for the use of solvent-based paints.
|MODEL||PAINT FLOW||NOZZLE SIZE||CUP SIZE||TRIGGER ACTION|
|INFINITY SOLO||Gravity-Feed||.15mm||2ml||Double Action, Pre-Set Handle|
|INFINITY 2 IN 1||Gravity-Feed,||.15mm & .4mm||2ml & 5ml||Double Action, Pre-Set Handle|
|INFINITY 2 IN 1 CRplus #1||Gravity-Feed,||.15mm & .4mm||2ml & 5ml w/lids||Double Action, Pre-Set Handle|
|INFINITY 2 IN 1 CRplus #2||Gravity-Feed,||.2mm & .4mm||2ml & 5ml w/lids||Double Action, Pre-Set Handle|
|INFINITY CRplus .15||Gravity-Feed||.15mm||2ml||Double Action, Pre-Set Handle|
|INFINITY CRplus .2||Gravity-Feed||.2mm||2ml||Double Action, Pre-Set Handle|
|INFINITY CRplus .4||Gravity-Feed||.4mm||5ml||Double Action, Pre-Set Handle|
|INFINITY X crplus||Bottle-Feed||.15mm||N/A||Double Action, Pre-Set Handle|
The secret formula behind the impressively photorealistic works of the airbrush artist Meinrad Froschin is certainly not just special airbrush equipment. But his work is proof enough that the Infinity X CRplus Meinrad Froschin Edition inspired by him satisfies even the most exacting demands. The Infinity X CRplus is an Infinity model with suction connection. The device is supplied with a 0.15 mm nozzle set. For the paint supply, the user has options including a cup with an angled push-fit pipe, or connecting paint bottles directly using an adapter.