Whats the difference between lacquers and varnishes?

The retail market tends to search for Varnishes while the trade often refers to these products as Lacquers. Our lacquers section includes more solvent-based lacquers which tend to be used more by the trade. Varnishes are mostly water-based products which are recommended for use in the home. There isn't really a great deal of difference between them as a whole, its more familiar terminology