Photographer Antony Cairns discussing one of his collotype prints with printer Masaaki Ishibe. Benrido collotype atelier, Kyoto, Japan, October 9, 2015. The Benrido collotype atelier in Kyoto was founded in 1887 and is the only full-scale commercial collotype atelier in the world. Collotype is a historic photographic printing process that makes use of plates coated in gelatine. It produces prints of unrivalled quality.