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  1. The compressor doesn't really matter as long as it can maintain at least 50 psi and covers the flow rate pf the airbrush. This is overkill but I use an Ingersoll Rand 51 I have from another business I used to operate. The thing that I suggest you use is a good regulator and a water and oil separator and an excellent filter, it's money well spent. You really don't want contaminants in your air that can cause you to have a problem with your glazes. Good filtration is essential. You may wish to use a compressor that is a diaphragm type since that eliminates that possiblity of compressor crank case oil in your air but any compressor from a building material supplier would work well and may be cheaper than a compressor specifically designed for an airbrush.. Someting that many artists use for portability and ease of transpoertation is a CO2 cylinder and a regulator to reduce the pressure to your working pressure. using a larger compressor than you need is a good idea since you can use that compressor for other things than just an airbrush such as a vacuum system to de-air plaster of paris for molds. Regards, Charles i bought a 10 gallon ,,120 psi air compressor at an estate auction for 50 bucks,,,went to lowe's hardware and bought an air pressure reducing valve fo 12 bucks and can use air gun or air brush with this valve...goes from 5 psi up to 120 psi with a twist of the knob...