The Regular 5" (13cm)Microfleur microwave flower press a great starter press which will easily travel with you. It has approximately 25 square inches of pressing space. Flowers and foliage are quickly pressed between two cotton liners, two thick wool pads and two vented platens, all of which are held together by 2 clips. Pressing is done in very short intervals spaced with short resting periods. Flowers, plants and leaves can be used the same day and color retention is exceptional, compared with traditional pressing methods. The pressed flowers can then be used for greeting cards, scrapbooking, wedding and other invitations, menus, bookmarks or applied to candles and soap, art and decoupage projects. Microfleur presses are the ultimate flower presses and are commonly used by oshibana and other artists, as well as by botanists. The liners are washable and the wool pads will last for hundreds of cycles with proper use.