6" x 6" Gel Plates printing plate great for polymer clay, paper and fabric printing get in on the Gelli plate craze.
It's not just for printing on paper anymore. LOL That's right, I love this product. I love it for printing one of a kind designs and images it makes great backgrounds for my polymer clay. Check out Lindas Art Spot blog for a video on how to do mono printing using the Gelli plate.
Gel press plate, like Gelli Arts Mono printing plates the Gel plates are
Always ready to print – When you’re in the mood to print, the printing plate is ready for you to use!
Easy to clean
Easy to care for
Store at room temperature
Use over and over again
It's recommended to use with acrylic paints. I love using the luminere Exciter paint that is sold with my silk screen kit. Luminer paints are sold separately. It is not necessary to clean the plate between prints unless desired. Paint residue can contribute to surprising and pleasing results.
There is no need to clean your plate between prints, but it is recommended to clean your plate before storage and remove all paint residue at that time.
We do not recommend using dyes when printing on the plate (such as rubber stamp inks, spray inks and fabric dyes) as the gel will absorb some of the dye and become permanently stained. However, stains will not affect printing performance.
Many paints and inks are compatible with Gelli printing. These include water-soluble printmaking inks and fabric paints.
Acrylic paints can be easily cleaned from the plate with mild soap and water. Rinse and gently pat the gel printing plate dry with a paper towel.
Gel hand sanitizers (such as Purell®, etc.) can be used to remove paint residue on the plate. Simply rub onto the plate and wipe clean with a paper towel.
Baby wipe products can also be used to clean your gel printing plate.
Some paint pigments can stain or discolor the gel plate. Stains can usually be removed by following the cleaning instructions recommended for oil paints.
MAKING YOUR MARK
Fun textures are easy to find ... to get started, try using bubble wrap, plastic grids, foam stamps, stencils, leaves and string to create interesting imagery on your plate.
For hand drawn mark-making, use soft-tipped tools like paint brushes, cotton tipped swabs or soft rubber-tipped tools.
Do not use pointy tools such as pencils or toothpicks. They may scratch the gel plate surface and leave permanent marks.
ESSENTIAL TO KNOW
The gel printing plate has an extremely sensitive surface and will imprint any texture it is sitting upon or covered with.
Do not cover your gel printing plate with plastic wrap or waxed paper. Also, do not place your gel plate on these materials. These wraps will wrinkle and imprint their texture on your gel printing plate.
The gel printing plate is made of a unique plastic that contains mineral oil. The gel plate will leach a small amount of harmless mineral oil when left sitting on an absorbent surface.
We recommend you protect your work surface by placing your gel printing plate on a smooth, flat, non-porous barrier such as a Teflon® sheet, baking tray or piece of glass.
Do not place your gel printing plate directly on a surface that may absorb the harmless mineral oil, like a wooden table.
The gel printing plate may exude a small amount of harmless mineral oil when exposed to warm environments. This is normal and, when wiped off, will not affect printing performance.
Keep away from open flame and other heat sources. The gel printing plate is for art and craft use. It is not a toy.
Do not use any glossy paper stock, including glossy photo paper. It can stick to and damage the surface of the gel plate.
As your gel plate is used, it is normal for it to lose its glass finish and become matte and cloudy. This does not affect its performance.
There is no latex in the gel plate, and it does not contain any animal products.
We recommend keeping the original pieces of clear plastic film and replacing them on the gel plate for storage. There will be air pockets when you replace the film. We recommend smoothing out as much air as possible. Take care not to trap any debris or paint residue between the mylar and gel plate.
Our clamshell package is designed to be used for storing your gel plate. The plate can also be stored on a smooth tray or piece of glass. Always keep your gel printing plate laying flat on a smooth, clean surface.
We recommend keeping the label with instructions that come packaged with your gel plate but do not leave directly in contact with the gel plate.
I prefer payment via Etsy's Direct Checkout orPayPal.
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I will ship within 1-3 business days (unless otherwise noted on the listing) of receiving cleared payment, to the address on file with Etsy and/or PayPal. You assume all responsibility to verifying that the ship to address is correct.
You will be given expected ship times for special and custom orders.
NOTE about returned packages.
I do what I can to verify I am shipping to a correct address. However, if a package is returned to me for an incorrect address, missing information, or undeliverable, not of my error. I will contact you to figure out how to proceed. You will have the option to have me reship to a corrected address at your expense or I will gladly refund you for the item(s) purchased less shipping fees.
Insurance is not included in the cost of shipping if you would like to
insure the cost of your package please contact me for pricing.
SHIPPING/HANDLING charges in listings are estimates and are most accurate with one or two items purchased.
Shipping Cost Errors.
Unfortunately, when ordering multiple items Etsy calculator will often overcharge in shipping. Please know I will always do my best to keep your shipping cost down.
SHIPPING OVERCHARGES and combined shipping..... If you are overcharged.
I will automatically refund you any overages.
SHIPPING SHORT CHARGED on shipping... On very rare occasions Etsy will error and under charge on shipping. I reserve the right to contact you regarding this. You can then choose to pay the additional shipping cost or we can agree to cancel the order. Again this is very rarely less than .001% of sales I'm not sure why but it has happened, and that why I mention it.
Shipping for most international order is charged by weight ranges 1-8 oz, or 9 oz to 2 lbs. 2 - 3 lbs etc.
I will contact you to let you know where your orderlies and if ask you would like to add to your order if it stays within the range you have paid for I will combine orders and ship at no additional charge. My goal is to help you to get the most product for your shipping dollars.
Within the United States, I usually ship via USPS First Class or Priority, with packages generally arriving within 2-10 days. This allows for tracking. Tracking numbers are automatically sent to you no need to request one.
International orders are usually shipped via First Class International Mail, with packages generally arriving within 5-50 days. If you need your item more quickly or prefer another shipping method, please let me know. Tracking numbers are provided but generally only shows it arriving at the port of exit. If your country tracks USPS you will get the tracking following to your delivery. Otherwise as stated my tracking will only track to the acceptance port of exit from the USA.
Claims of Lost or undelivered packages.
International order require a waiting period of 40 days
US orders require a waiting period of 20 days.
You must complete the paperwork within the time specified or you will forfeit your claim.
Delivery Confirmation: Included on shipments to Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, and Switzerland. This list is subject to change.
Customs forms for international shipments will be marked with the purchase price of the item. Buyers are responsible for any duties, tariffs, or delivery surcharges assessed by their countries. I have no way of knowing if or how much each country will access. However, with that said most of my items are low enough in cost that this has not been an issue.
Customs and import taxes
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. In the event, you are charged for customs and you choose not to receive or pick up your order you forfeit your rights for any refund if the package is not returned to me. If it is you may request a refund of the product only, not shipping. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Also, please note that if I know your country restricts a particular item, I will be unable to ship it to you. But note I am not firmiliar with item restrictions of different countries it is your responsibility to verify if you can purchase and recieve the items you are ordering. If there is an issue it will be your responsilbity.
Signature confirmation may be required if your total order is $150 or more. It may also be required under other circumstances. If a signature will be required, I will let you know at the time of shipment.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I take great pride in my shop and I do the best I can to take accurate photos and give good and accurate descriptions, as noted colors may vary from computer to computer so you actual items may look different.
If there are any questions or problems, or your item has not arrived when expected, please contact me directly using the CONTACT link in my shop:
Returns & Refunds:
Refunds & Returns accepted ONLY if the item is not as advertised.
Request for Refund or Returns MUST be made within 3 days of receipt. NO exceptions. The item must be returned in the condition in which it was received, within 7 days.
Problems with Clay is included in this policy. It is your responsibility to be sure it has arrived in good condition. Since clay can be affected by temperatures in shipping as well as how it is stored and handled once it arrives to you.
Returns and Refunds on item(s) that are received too late for your use are not accepted. If the said order was shipped in the agreed timing. I have no control over the actual shipping time, once the shipment has been accepted by the carrier.
Refunds are good for purchase price only.
Shipping & handling charges are the responsibility of the buyer and returns should be insured. If a buyer fails to notify seller within 3 days of item defect, damage, or discrepancy all refunds and returns are automatically void.
LOST or Damaged items:
If an item is damaged in transit.
Please take a photo of the items and the packaging and contact me right away please include a photo. Please keep the box and packing materials.
If a claim needs to be made you must agree to complete the paperwork in the specified time or you will forfeit your claim.
There are NO RETURNS/REFUNDS on any custom orders. No exception.
If you wish to return an item for a refund, please contact me directly before doing so, using the CONTACT link in my shop: www.etsy.com/shop/LindasArtSpot
GROUP OR GUILD ORDERS
I offer discounts for those of you who would like to purchase AS A GROUP OR GUILD. Please contact me for details if you would like to know more.