Printing blocks are done using hands, and these may carry slight imperfections when used for printing on surfaces like fabric or paper. These can be used for home decor projects, printing cushions, bedsheets, etc. The project requires patience to achieve the best print, which makes it an essential part of this traditional art form\'s ineffable humanity and beauty.
Since its origin in China, block printing is widely used by traditional artisans to give a lease of life to hand-made clothes and is ideal for making patterns on fabrics. It can also be used for printing text on a large number of papers yet slowly went out of fashion due to more economic alternatives like high-end printing machines, offset printing, etc.