Gel Press plates are not "gelatin"- they re way better! You have all the benefits of gelatin printing - with no downsides! Gel Press is super durable and reusable because, unlike homemade gel- you can store your Gel Press plate at room temperature. It s so easy to clean - it s printmaking without the mess! Press your paper on the gel plate- lift the print and Voila! Creating a masterpiece is easy.