This applicator is sleek and durable. It features an adjustable Pattern Control knob located on the back just above the fluid knob. This allows you to easily change the Fan Pattern from wide to narrow. The Duck Bill installed under the lid of the cup acts as a one way valve preventing solution from entering the pressure tube. Maintenance is as easy as 1-2-3. Since this Applicator is a Bleeder Style, the technician can use this Applicator to blow-dry clients. Spray pattern (Fan) is easily set to be approximately 4″ from the optimum distance of 6″ away. For a smaller size fan – to spray lower arm and wrist for example – simply turn the pattern control knob. The handle is an ergonomic insulated handle that never gets hot and fitted with an 8oz plastic bottom feed cup.