Kyoto collotype atelier, Nov 2015

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Printer Masaaki Ishibe applying ink to a collotype printing press. 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.