Lower pressure means better effect

This is a great tip for you using – or thinking about using the air squib: lower the pressure! What? Really!

Yep – it is a common misconception that the effect will look better if you fill the tank with as high pressure of air as possible. Not true! A high pressure simply disperses the stage blood in a “mist” with tiny droplets. We recommend about 2 bars of pressure or 35 psi instead. It is safe but also shoots the blood out in “gobs” that are seen better and gives a more visually shocking effect than “red mist”.
Go on – if you have a unit – try lower pressure!

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The Air Squib, is a pneumatic squib or air powered simulated bullet hit blood effect, that is mainly used for film, television or theatre productions to create the illusion of a performer being hit by a bullet.

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