Gel Printing Plates look & feel like gelatin, but are durable, reusable & store at room temperature. They’re easy to clean and always ready for printing. Monoprinting on a Gel Plate is simple and fun.
While it’s best to use acrylic paints and fabric paints, many paints and water soluble printing inks are safe to use with the Gel Printing Plate. Dyes are not recommended as they may stain your plate. It is not necessary to clean your plate between prints, but after you have finished use a mild soap and water to remove any paint residue. Store your plate in between the plastic film it was packaged in and return it to the clamshell package for storage. Keep in mind your Gel Printing Plate’s surface is very sensitive so make sure not to sit it on a rough surface or push too firmly into the plate. It is best to place the plate on a non-porous barrier such as a Teflon® sheet, baking tray or piece of glass while you are printing. Also choose soft tipped tools to make your marks into your rolled out paint. Make sure to read the pamphlet included with the product for the manufacturers full recommendations.