Believe it or not, Orms began as a small operation in founder Mike Ormrod’s garage in 1996. His vision to bring photographers the best in photographic gear and services still stands today, and with the added power of excellent service, passionate employees and access to the world’s very best, Orms has grown into the photographic giant South Africa knows and loves.
Orms is for Everyone
Orms services extend beyond the needs of photographers alone. We’ve helped everyone from photobook creators to graphic designers, artists, interior decorators and more, to turn a single creative spark into something tangible - something to be proud of.
When We Say “all Your Photographic Needs,” We Mean It.
Born from the commitment to evolving with the needs of photographers of every level, Orms Print Room & Framing is what ultimately set us apart from your average photography store. It’s our way of bringing your prized work to life, and keeping creativity alive through excellence and craftsmanship.
Orms Print Room & Framing offers comprehensive decor solutions, from customized framing and artwork conservation to fine art reproduction inline with the best international standards. Now you can customize anything your heart desires; from your very own wallpaper to inspired pieces for your home or office. These services, of course, are just the tip of the iceberg.
Bring in your artwork or source from our extensive photographic collection. One of our friendly consultants will be able to guide you through this journey to ensure that your Orms experience is absolutely effortless. Don’t worry if you aren’t based in Cape Town - we will ship straight to you, anywhere in South Africa.
You’ll find our dedicated Print Room & Framing hub in Roeland Street, where you can ask questions, get inspired and receive expert advice.
Creativity Lives Here
Our popular photobooks are the perfect way to turn images you really love into an impactful portfolio or timeless keepsake. And you’ll love our revolutionary High-Definition photobooks too – they’re printed on the only Canon Dreamlabo on the continent.
We’re so passionate about creativity that we’ve created Create & Print software, which allows you to easily create photobooks and a selection of personalised projects from anywhere.
We Care for Your Gear
From routine services to complicated repair jobs, our in-house repair technicians are skilled at getting your gear back to prime condition. Orms is also an authorised Canon repair centre and verified DJI repair centre.
Get What You Need
If you require specific gear for a project, or simply want to try something before investing in your own, our rental department is your go-to solution. You can also shop our used gear department, which boasts a huge selection of high-quality second-hand cameras and lenses. On the flip side, you can sell your used gear to us if you’d like to upgrade, or start shooting with something else.