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.