Hey, Bronze Boss! I am back atcha with a long-awaited review on Mine Tan’s Tan.Lite 32000 Spray Tan Machine! I have had this machine since May of 2020 and want to share my 100% honest review with you! (PS: This blog post is in no way sponsored by Mine Tan.)
In this post I’ll be covering a variety of components ranging from cost to volume-usage, and even noise level to help you best determine if this machine is a good fit for you and your business! For starters, here is a quick overview on the machine as stated by Mine Tan themselves…
Breakthrough technology places the Tan.Lite 32000 Spray Tan Machine as the only product of its kind to lower energy consumption by 30% in addition to professional quality. Incredibly lightweight yet notably quiet, this innovative machine uses Micro-Whirlwind Technology to create a continuous stream of smooth air for a more constant flow pattern to enable more accurate, streak-free tanning. Compact in size, it can be easily mounted to a wall or can be placed on the floor. Coupled with an Intelligent Air-Smart Switch that promotes the perfect air flow, it ensures an even, streak- free tan that is free of blotches or splatters.
Now with the NEW Excess 3 Applicator Gun with stainless steel components for increased spray tan control and reduced overspray. The stainless steel trigger, pin and variable dial allow you to adjust the spray volumes and is ideal for competition and event tanning or for faster application and technique. Powerful atomization coupled with increased spray tan control, decreases overspray significantly, meaning you now only need 30-40ml (1.5-2 fl oz) of solution per body application – a saving of up to 40% – reducing wastage and increasing your profits.
The increased control ensures that enough product is applied to the body without creating the ‘Orange Effect’ that can be caused by too much solution on the skin. The variable dial allows you to adjust the spray volumes and is ideal for contouring and effect results for the perfect application.
Compact in size, it can be easily mounted to a wall or can be placed on the floor.https://us.shop.minetanbodyskin.com/collections/professional-spray-tan-equipment/products/tan-lite-spray-tan-machine
First and foremost, let’s talk cost. Per Mine Tan’s website, this machine is regularly $249.00. However, you’ll find on most websites it is always “on sale” for $179.00. Such a flipping steal, ya’ll! This is one of the most nominally priced machines for the quality you’re getting. While not a “high-end,” machine in terms of cost, the design itself is such an aesthetic, your clients will be thinking this machine is worth a LOT of dollars! Grab your new machine, HERE!
Do we love the cost? HECK YES.
Are you ready for this? This machine weighs just… 4.2 lbs! Both the turbine and the gun are incredibly light and make transportation as well as application a complete breeze. (If you’re an artist that suffers from wrist injuries, arthritis, etc., this applicator gun was made for you!) It’s dimensions also allow it to fit into most mobile carrying cases being that it is only 9.9″ wide and 6.4″ tall.
In addition, this machine comes with…
- 1 x Tan.Lite 32000 Spray Tan Machine
- 1 x Excess 3 Spray Tan Applicator
- 1 x Professional Length 1.5m/5ft Air Hose
- 1 x Power Cord
Do we love the weight? 100% YES!
Personally, I don’t think this machine can handle a high volume of sprays per day with back-to-back clients for artists who are in a studio setting. Being that the turbine, hose, and applicator gun are plastic – This machine can easily overheat if kept running for a long period of time. This is a great machine for mobile providers who are only seeing one client per appointment and up to ten clients per day. In addition, I recommend this for mobile artists in need of a back-up machine if your main one malfunctions for any reason.
Do we love the volume usage? Yes, just wish it could handle MORE!
Turbine noise level is always a concern to ensure we can still converse with our clients during the application process. This machine ranges from 35-50 decibels, which is equivalent to hearing whispers in a quiet library. It is easily one of the quietest machines I have ever used and can have full conversations with clients with ease.
Do we love the noise level? YOU KNOW IT!
For this section, I am going to break down a few notable components of the Applicator Gun…
Cup Capacity: This cup allows for a 4.2 ounce fill, which is enough for about two full-body spray tans total. The cups design does need an additional ounce of solution in order to pull up through the suction tube, so you may only be able to get just one full-body spray tan per pour. Needless to say, this is not a concern at all if you are a custom tan kinda artist and create each and every clients solution mixture!
Spray Pattern: This guns spray pattern is very narrow! I notice that it takes me almost double the time to complete a full-body spray compared to other machines I work with. The narrow spray pattern is great for avoiding overspray, however it does force the artist to slow down their speed and may be a cause of missed areas on the body due to the width of the spray fan.
Trigger: This is not something I would mention specifically for a machine review, but the trigger on the applicator gun is stainless steel (compared to its plastic body), and is very thin. If I’m being super picky about this gun, I would say that I wish the trigger was just a little bit sturdier! If I am pulling back full throttle, I sometimes feel like it could easily break if I were to pull back any further.
Variable Speed Control: To adjust the amount of fluid coming out of the spray nozzle, this machine offers six different speeds. This is very helpful if you are an artist who stocks a variety of solutions that range in viscosity from thin to thick to ensure the solution sprays as fine of a mist as possible.
Do we love the applicator gun? For a plastic applicator, it does a FANTASTIC job!
Some turbines are more powerful than others… This machine is surprisingly decently powerful when it comes to airflow, when you take into consideration all aspects of the machine itself. Clients who have had sprays before even mention how nice of a mist it feels when being sprayed onto the skin as well as how quickly the quick-connect hose itself dry’s them in such a short amount of time.
Do we love the airflow? All in all, YES!
Alright, Bronze Boss – You’ve heard what I have to say on the Tan.Lite 32000 and per my personal opinion, I feel that this machine is best for…
- Novice/Intermediate Artists
- Mobile Providers
- To Have As Back-Up In Case Of Emergency
While not to say any artist can benefit from adding this machine to their arsenal, there is definitely a market that this machine will be best for in the long run!