The Berlin Printery opened it’s doors in March of 2016. It is owned and operated by Brian Robertson, a local artist and designer. The Printery is an open studio and gallery where visitors can see the process behind the hand-printed art. The studio encourages you to touch and feel the ink and paper. Print is a tactile experience as well as a visual one. Hand printing is very much a dying art but it has seen a resurgence in the past few years lead by artists and designers who use vintage equipment and methods to create non-commercial artwork. The Printery utilizes two vintage letterpress machines. Poco and Kelsey, named after their manufacturers, are the centerpiece the studio and are easily accessible to visitors. Each print that is created is slightly different than the others. The beauty of the prints lie in the imperfections created from using the 60 and 100 year old machines and hand inking processes. The artwork seen in the gallery is the result of intertwining contemporary design and vintage production.