Re: Why Winsor & Newton?

From: Scott Wainer ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/29/05-05:01:40 AM Z
Message-id: <000d01c5643d$cbfb64c0$55affea9@scottho3aakafr>

It may not be that there is anything special about W&N pigments but rather
that they are one of the better known brands on the market and are sold just
about everywhere. It's all about marketing. Being new to gum printing and
not knowing much about pigments, I went to several art supliers in search of
pigments and everyone carried a different selection of manufacturers; except
they all carried W&N pigments. After talking with people on this list, I
have mail ordered Daniel Smith and M. Graham pigments and plan on testing
them over the next few weeks. Seeing how they handle versus W&N pigments
will be the deciding factor on which manufacturer/pigment I use.

Best, Scott

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert M" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 29, 2005 3:51 AM
Subject: Why Winsor & Newton?

> I am ever so curious. What is so special about Winsor & Newton paints? It
> not like they are the only manufacturer of suitable pigments. Are they?
> I have made my own pigments for various applications because nothing on
> market met my needs. For example, photosensitive pigments for making photo
> ceramics. I did not follow "traditional" formulas or use specific brands
> this and that. I winged it and the quality was the same.
> So again, please tell me what is so special about Winsor & Newton
> Educate me.
> Perhaps when one person has good results with a particular brand, that
> becomes the standard and others play follow the leader without knowing
> This can often happen.
> Unless I am missing something, I cannot believe Winsor & Newton is the
> game in town. I will go so far as to say if you can determine what makes
> Winsor & Newton so special, you can probably compound your own pigment
> formulas and the results might be far better.
> Bob
> ..
Received on Sun May 29 05:01:53 2005

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