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Ideal for travel. Have you ever gone on a collecting holiday and just wished that you had an air pen to hand? Or been out working somewhere remotely without access to electricity? Then the Sparmax Arism Viz may be the solution for you.

Using the Sparmax Arism Viz with the ZOIC PalaeoTech T-Rex Air Pen for Fossil Preparation

This is the only truly portable air pen and compressor combination that can fit into your hand luggage - lightweight, silent and compact, with optional battery packs.

This air compressor will only run the ZOIC PalaeoTech T-Rex air pen, as it is not designed nor capbable of running tools that require higher pressures or higher air consumption (The T-Rex uses only 5-6lpm - the lowest of it's kind in the world).

Whether you're going on holiday and want to prep what you find from an unfamiliar site to see if it's worth taking home, need something you can operate from a battery whilst camping, or are heading off somewhere remote, this is a first in the world of fossil prep. If you're going to be prepping in your hotel room or AirBnB, please be kind to the cleaners and contain the rock chips and dust!

Please note that this air compressor will not run the T-Rex to its full power, operating at approximately 1.75 Bars or 25 PSI - however, it is the only truly portable air compressor to run a fossil preparation tool that can be popped in your hand luggage and battery operated.

  • Runs best with the 1.5mm stylus (acheiving higher beats per minute with lower operating pressure)
  • Runs at the maximum pressure recommended for the 1.5mm stylus
  • Must be fitted with the supplied moisture trap to prevent moisture entering the air pen (this air compressor does not have an air reservoir or tank and so operates continuously - leading to moisture build up).

This kit includes:

  • Sparmax Arism Viz
  • Sparmax Silver Bullet Moisture Trap
  • 2m braided airline hose with adaptors to fit the ZOIC PalaeoTech T-Rex air pen
  • Adaptors to connect Moisture Trap
  • Batteries and charger available separately or as part of this kit.
  • No air tools are included in this kit. They are available to purchase separately.


  • Size: L20 x W12 x H18 cm (7.9" x 4.7" x 7.1")
  • Weight: 2.5 kgs (5.5 lbs)
  • Voltage: 220-240V 50Hz
  • AC adapter:INPUT:100-240V~47-63Hz 1.45AOUTPUT:12V-5A max **UNIVERSAL USAGE**
  • Noise level: 45±dB

Battery operation optional

  • Battery or mains powered (battery and charger available to purchase separately or as part of a kit with the compressor).
  • Battery life operating the ZOIC T-Rex approximately 30-40 minutes (recommended for only 30 minutes continuous use)

Duty cycle: 40 minutes continuous use. After 40 minutes of continuous operation, use the On/Off switch to turn off the unit or place the airbrush into the holder to pause the compressor. Allow the unit to cool for at least 10 to 15 minutes before turning the compressor back on.

Duty cycle with the battery: approximately 30 minutes continuous use.

Lead time approximately 7 working days.

If you are in need of a small, silent compressor that is mains powered only but will run the full range of ZOIC PalaeoTech air pens with an operating pressure of up to 8 bars, have a look at the 6l FINI - this might be better suited and more powerful for UK based holidays in a caravan, AirBnB or anything else where space isn't at such a premium as international travel, but small and silent is just the ticket!

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