Ever wanted to have a photo you took with your DSLR printed in professional quality, perfectly framed and hung on that empty wall of yours? Hidden in the factory district of Seongsu-dong, Lamina (from the word laminate) is best described as a private printing and framing workshop, and is actually providing services to many local photographers. Opening the large iron doors, you will be mesmerized by the sound and smell of a woodshop. It is recommended you take a quick walk to see the inner workings before heading up to the showroom on the third floor. The company first ventured out with their frameless picture frames which have now become their specialty. Customers can bring in their digital files, choose from a variety of paper and high-grade acrylic (both from domestic and foreign manufacturers) all available in the showroom, and have their frameless frame created in whichever size they desire. As Lamina mainly caters to large brands and photographers, they won’t be providing any photo editing services, so make sure you bring in the perfect shot.
The showroom is also a space to purchase pre ‘frameless’ framed pictures with friendly prices starting from 50,000 won. Although this part of the company is different (named Arty Goodthing), they work under the same roof and is operated by the same director. As the director has worked with respected Korean photographers (including Kim Jung-man, An Woong-chul and fashion photographer Park Kyung-il among others), it will be a chance for you to select from affordable famed art pieces (the original could have set you back somewhere around 20 million won). The online store is available at www.artygoodthing.com. One unique part about Arty Goodhing is that these framed photos (whether you're buying an existing one or creating your own) can be transformed into lifestyle products like clipboards, stools or tables (for about 50,000 to 100,000 won more). They might be the perfect personal decoration item you have always desired.
24-45, Achasan-ro 5-gil
|Transport:||Seongsu Station (line 2) exit 1. 10 mins walk.|