Another special type of handmade paper is printed handmade paper.
Beautiful handmade paper is used to print traditional Indian prints on
them. The prints are either screen-printed or block printed on to the
handmade paper. These prints add a lot of grace and elegance to this
extraordinary paper. These prints make the paper very decorative and
festive looking and therefore are a favourite with many for
gift-wrapping especially during the festive seasons like Diwali or
Christmas. Gift boxes, sweet boxes, gift bags, favor boxes are made with
this paper. Using this paper with gold work on it adds a dramatic effect
to the presentation of a gift.
Prints that are commonly used to make this type of handmade paper
include hand block print in gold, hand block print in contrasting
colors, ethnic prints in gold colors and in contrasting colors. All the
prints used are the traditional prints that are used to hand print
fabric. Printed handmade paper is available in numerous shades and
thickness. These papers are available in single, double and triple color
printing on either plain or mottled handmade paper. They are often used
to make diaries, mats, coasters, invitation cards etc.