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Old 09-29-2017, 11:29 AM
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Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

Can anyone tell me if this is real WN paint, it says WN but has Chinese writing on it, so made in China.... thanks

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Winsor-Newton... BINsMJpriiSZw
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

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Can anyone tell me if this is real WN paint, it says WN but has Chinese writing on it, so made in China.... thanks

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Winsor-Newton... BINsMJpriiSZw

Hi scriblet, better stay away from these, look out the price set of 24 colors in 10ml tubes for 17.90 USD ??? How this sounds - very Chinese to me.
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

Notice it says Windsor and Newton.....not Windsor Newton
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

Winsor & Newton is the correct brand name.
Do not know anything about these though.
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

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Winsor & Newton is the correct brand name.
Do not know anything about these though.
Looks perfectly ok to me. Branding is correct. Rumor has it WN were taken over bybthe owners of the equally old french paint company Lefranc Bourgeois and are now all made in China.

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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

Cotman is produced in China now.
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:24 AM
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

It looks like the tubes are made of plastic. It has become common with acrylics which is a bit disappointing.
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Old 09-30-2017, 03:59 AM
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

I think that price i too low even for Cotman. What I know is that the W&N factory is in France. I sold all my Cotman tubes but they were described on the back ( as the artist grade) - Made in France.

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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

Had a friend worked in UK factory on acrylics,this factory,as said above,did close in 2012 and certainly production was then all French. Their website somewhat cautious about paint origins now.

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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

Maybe they produce them in more than one country. On my newest Cotman tubes and half pan set it says China and they are bought i art supplies stores in Sweden.
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

On WN Professional it says France.
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

I ordered a WN half pan set of all the half-pans from Japan once off of eBay. Some had Japanese writing, I assumed so Japanese artists could more easily read them. But some were wrapped differently as well. In general, I dislike tube paints from eBay, a lot of times they are several years old and drying out. I suppose only someone who worked for WN can tell you if they market their paint like this in China. But I think there is something more important than saving a few bucks, and that is keeping the good customer service oriented real art stores in business. They must compete against eBay and Amazon too. But it would be very sad if we lost Dick Blicks, Jerrys Artarama, Wetpaint, and Cheap Joe's. So I always but from them if they have a product.
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

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Notice it says Windsor and Newton.....not Windsor Newton

The company IS Winsor & Newton, that is what most of their paint says on it.

Here is a US tube of their artist tubes

https://www.dickblick.com/products/w...w_ wcB#photos
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Old 09-30-2017, 04:39 PM
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

I see there are three different size sets. If they are indeed counterfeit wouldn’t Winsor Newton bust the seller? Has anyone contacted Winsor Newton to ask about them?
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Re: Watercolor Paint Winsor Newton Ebay

A couple of old threads -

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53533

http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=122582
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