REVIEW // Ironlak ‘Ghettoblaster’ Cap
If I haven’t said it here once, I’ve said it a thousands times elsewhere, I’m a three cap kind of guy. Is there too much selection this day and age of graffiti? I’m not sure, but before hearing about these new caps from Ironlak, I thought, there probably won’t be anymore new ones for some time now. Obviously I was wrong, the new Ghettoblaster cap, isn’t just there to help you out with a massive fill in, but it also has a few other tricks up its sleeve.
I’d measure it at about 20cm wide or more in some cases
First and for most, when the press release for these came out I thought great [no sarcasm], another ghosty or filler cap, which it most definately is. As you can by these test sprays, it does a pretty good job of covering a bit of space, whether its: a] a 400ml can and b] 600ml Reload of Ironlak or c] a massive high pressure XXL Burner from Molotow. The sprays above were pushed from close to far range as I went from left to right, the lower pressure 400ml didn’t hold up as nicely the further it got away, but that’s probably expected, its clean and sharp output a bit closer though, comes out very nicely, with little to no drip. The two 600ml high pressure cans, on the other hand, were very impressive, offering total coverage with 1 or 2 ‘wipes’ from left to right, while dripping a little more on closer spray, which again, should be expected. These are fresh cans too, so if the mix wasn’t 100% perfect after shake, that could be why the drip is a little more intense too, I only say that cause I’ve used the Molotow XXL in the past and have found it rarely drip like that [not to mention, not cover as much], but then again it is a pretty hard push on the tins. The Ironlak Reload seemed to have worked a real treat, which doesn’t surprise considering it was most likely designed for them.
Close Up [good for drippy tags]
But the ‘Ghettoblaster’isn’t just there to push out some heavy bits of paint, if you look closely at the the cap, it has a small pink tip to it, which is chiseled. This can be spun in any clockwise direction to encourage more calligraphy style work, whether it be tags or vertical fill ins etc. It’s quite an interesting piece, jhust in the fact that it can be spun to your choosing, unlike the standard red caligraphy cap, which has its single setting, this one can be changed to fit any direction you can spin it to. I’m obviously no wizard with this stuff, but the possibilities for this are pretty endless with the right hand. I mean think of what the likes of Mayo or even Slicer could do with these, just with tags alone. The shoddy attempts seen below are the rsults of the 400ml Ironlak and the 600ml XXL Molotow Burner, with a bit of movement, these things hardly drip, even at close range.
So is this cap you need to add to your mix? That is entirely up to you, if you’re either looking for something to fill from top to bottom or left to right, then this will help. If you’re looking to improve on your style points in a high pressure, big way then give these a go, you might be surprised at the results.
Arty Graffarti gives The Ironlak Ghettoblasters a:
I think more then anything, this is a specialty cap and a great on at that. If you find the right combo, this thing can do wonders for your graffiti, but it definately won’t appeal to some, be that as it may and considering its dual use, its a great cap for filling, tagging, handstyles, anything graffiti [or other arts for that matter] requires.
I picked mine up for 50c at Villain, but they should be available from most Ironlak retailers by now.