Gelli Arts plates are ideal for monoprinting onto either paper or fabric. This modern non-perishable version of the traditional gelatine printing plate with the same sensitive surface is manufactured from non-toxic materials. Gelli Arts plates can be stored in their original packaging at room temperature and ready for use whereas traditional, handmade gelatine plates needed to be refrigerated when not in use and the surface degrades over time despite careful cleaning. Gelli Arts printing plates can be used with any pigmented, acrylic-based printing medium but it is recommended that dye-based products should not be used as these may permanently stain the surface. Acrylic-based, pigmented printing mediums should be cleaned from the surface with soap and water prior to storage.