Winsor & Newton have been producing Designers Gouache since 1935 and to this day we continue to offer the finest artists' gouache range available.
Designers Gouache colours are a range of opaque water colours, mainly used by designers, illustrators and commercial artists to create vibrant illustrations in solid colour. Gouache is also widely used in fine art as an opaque water colour.
Today the Designers Gouache range benefits from significant developments in technology and is smoother, flatter, more opaque and more brilliant than ever before.
I only needed ONE white, but bought two because I didn't know what the difference was between them !!!
Perhaps you could make this clear in your catalogue?????
Any difference is important to someone like me who does very fine work. John David Knight (Boston, United Kingdom) on 15 Aug 2012
Ken Bromley's replies: We have some information about the whites in our info section here: http://www.artsupplies.co.uk/info-gouache.htm Basically, Permanent White is the whitest, most opaque white. It is not recommended for mixing as it can reduce the lightfastness of some colours. Zinc White produces the cleanest and most lightfast tints and is therefore recommended for colour mixing. Bleedproof White is used by designers to prevent underlayers from bleeding through. This is a temporary solution and is not appropriate for fine art use as bleeding will occur eventually. Laser White is similar in colour and opacity to Permanent White and can be used for colour mixing. Process White is designed for use in photographic retouching, where it will reproduce its true value.
Top of the range White gouache, very useful and excellent quality Frank Cox (Dorchester, United Kingdom) on 28 Feb 2013
I used this to touch up some watercolours -blends in well and it is a nice bright white. Gary Roberts (Newton Abbot, United Kingdom) on 26 Nov 2012