Kyoto collotype atelier, Nov 2015
Head printer Osamu Yamamoto (left) and CEO Takumi Suzuki discuss a collotype print by photographer Antony Cairns. Benrido collotype atelier, Kyoto, Japan, October 13, 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.