Galleries and Institutions
African American Museum
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Brandywine Graphic Workshop
Ronald McDonald House of Philadelphia
Center For Emerging Visual Artists
Fabric workshop museum
Fleisher Art Memorial
New York Transit Museum
Schools and Universities
"I have had the pleasure of working with John DeStefano and American Picture Framing for over 10 years. John and his team constantly produce incredible work and always exceed my expectations. When someone asks me who to use for custom picture framing, American Picture Framing is always my first recommendation."
Director, Peer to Peer Fundraising
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
"American Picture Framing is my go to for museum quality matting and framing work. Their work is superb and John and his staff are so knowledgeable, friendly and professional. The pricing at APF is very reasonable and no matter how big or small the job, I know that the work will be done in a timely, precise manner- and that I will be very pleased with the results."
Dejáy B. Duckett
Director of Curatorial Services
The African American Museum in Philadelphia
"American Picture Frame has been a supplier and friend for over 40 years. Their talent goes far beyond framing posters and fine art. They have built dimensional display cases for 3-D pieces and frame multi-faceted, suspended assemblages. Their attention to detail and commitment to perfection is the reason I keep coming back."
Vice President for Sales & Marketing
"John and the team at American Picture Framing are the A-team. Anytime I need anything framed, American Picture Framing is the only place I will go. The friendly staff, and the perfect final product are everything you could ever hope for in a framing company. With this level of service and quality work, why go anywhere else?"
Saint Joseph's University
Associate Director of Athletic Development
"You can always count on great handiwork and a professional job when you bring your artwork to be framed at American Picture Framing. They are very easy to work with, helpful, and their prices are good."
Art & Family Therapist
President, The Sheller Family Foundation
"My name is Grace Hightower, Director of Fund Development at Families Forward Philadelphia and I have used the services of American Picture Framing both personally and professionally! They are conveniently located in my neighborhood and offer private parking which is especially difficult in the area of the Penn Presbyterian Hospital. The employees are always very welcoming when visiting the shop and they do a wonderful job framing your precious possessions like Families Forward’s Proclamation from the City of Philadelphia celebrating our 100th Year. My print of the London Bridge from my son after he visited London, England and awards that I’ve received for my work helping homeless families. I have and continue to recommend their services to anyone needing framing. But most importantly, John is very personable and gives back to the community which is not something that larger business do today"
Director of Fund Development,
Families Forward Philadelphia
"American Picture Framing is a wonderful place to have your professional and/or personal items framed. The people are super friendly and pleasant to work with. The quality is excellent and I am always extremely happy with my finished product. There is a nice selection of frames and mats and there is always someone to offer expert advice. I highly suggest taking your framing to American!"
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
"I have been working with John and his staff for over 10 years. His team is always friendly and professional. It is always a pleasure to do business with them. The staff is well trained in helping customers select the appropriate mats and frames. We can always be assured that their work will be fabulous - high quality!"
Dept of Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania
"We go to American Picture Framing for all of our framing needs. From framed jerseys to framed pictures or newspaper articles, John and his staff work to put forth a professional, high quality product every time. More importantly, their customer service is reliable and efficient. We couldn’t be more satisfied with our experiences in working with them over the years."
Director of Women's Basketball Operations
University of Pennsylvania
"Over the years, I have relied on American Picture Framing for all of my framing. This would add up to at least 350 pieces over the past 35 years.
As the President of a large non-profit, we needed to hang documents and photos and original art by our residents. Our halls were lined with everything from a Letter from The President to pieces of art by 3 & 4 year olds that were just terrific. I prefer a lovely letter in a pretty frame, nicely matted, to a plaque with a dull wooden back. Visitors read letters, but typically walk past plaques. Just imagine walking down the halls of a hospital — do you stop at every plaque and read the names? or do you just keep walking?
American Framing would suggest different ways to frame a letter or document (like double matting with specific colors) that attracted attention and slowed down passers by so that they read the certificate. We relied on their recommendations and guidance. Always the best — the end product was awesome!
If our photo was black and white, they offered a simple and elegant frame. If it was in color - then the matting and frame would match perfectly.
I was NEVER disappointed. Everything was perfect! I continue to go to APF even though I now have to drive 90 minutes to get there!!"
"I’ve been working with John D. of American Picture Framing for years and the quality of their work is impeccable.
Courteous and friendly service every time. They’ve framed the covers of Penn’s alumni magazine, The Pennsylvania Gazette and I’ve received praise from our alumni for their skill in ensuring a great product. Great work!"
The Pennsylvania Gazette
"I've had John frame both business and personal prints and documents over more than a decade. Each time, he professionally and patiently offers many options - single-, double-mat, wood or metal frames, glass, etc. The end result is always better than imagined, and each one receives rave reviews. There are lots of frame shops, but American Picture Framing treats you like family - I'm not sure how they do it, but they seem to remember every past job they've done for me, making suggestions on how something new can fit in with something previously framed, and that makes me feel like I'm more than a customer."
Mish Ganssle CPCU, CIC
"I have used American Picture Framing for 25 years now. All work dead perfect and always delivered on time. Wonderful people with both skill and taste. Their help in choosing mats and frames has been invaluable over the years. Pricing has always been very fair, and I have never had a quotation for a project changed. These craftsmen are the ultimate professionals!"
"Our organization has used APF for all of our matting, framing and exhibition needs for many years. John and his staff have a good eye for custom design, and are very knowledgeable about the requirements of framing rare archival documents and works of art. They produce precision work in a prompt manner. It is always a pleasure working with APF."
Collections Care Manager
The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
"American Picture Framing has been our go to framer for more than 20 years. They've framed oil paintings, gouaches, watercolors, photographs, posters,and prints. They've done big jobs, like framing more than 200 original vintage photographs of Greta Garbo for a centenary celebration of her life. And even bigger jobs, like framing 235 original vintage photographs and memorabilia of the Rolling Stones for a celebration of their 50th anniversary tour (including HUGE posters and prints). And really small jobs, like a tiny 8x10 oil painting. Their work is always carefully, correctly, and professionally done. They are a pleasure to work with. Gracious, helpful, thorough, and visionary. We recommend American Picture Framing to everyone!"
Janet and Gary Calderwood
20th Century Design and Photography
"I have been doing business with John and the team at American Picture Framing for 25 years or longer. I continue my relationship because they are professional, knowledgeable and talented. As a person devoid of artistic skills I usually will bring in work and ask them to select format and colors and I am never disappointed. They are personally nice people and respectful of costs. American Picture Framing always delivers on time."
"I get all of my framing done at American Picture Framing! They provide superior quality framing at affordable prices. They also offer excellent customer service and creative ideas when I'm unsure what I want or need. I can't imagine going anywhere else and recommend them to all of my friends."
"I have purchased several custom frames from John DeStefano at American Picture Framing for my clients. John was very accommodating and always had great suggestions and my clients were always pleased with the finished framing."
"There are very few places left where an artist can rely on true experts in the framing business like the American Picture Framing shop. The experts who work for American know the proper way to frame artwork and precious items. They know artistic framing customs, materials, paper, and style. And the employees are helpful and respectful of one's work. Artists bring their original work to this shop for a reason."
"Recognition Advantage has been utilizing the Craftsmanship and Services of American Picture Framing, Inc. for over 25 years. The quality of the work and finished products they provide is second to none. Whether the framed piece is for one of our corporate clients, sports team awards or personal use, we always know the job will be done, properly, on time and as quoted. American Picture Framing, Inc. has the experience to produce any type of frame you can imagine and are small enough to care and make you feel like you are their only customer or client. We are proud to continue our partnership with them and look forward to the next 25 years of service excellence."
Recognition Advantage, Inc.
"Five stars: This framer is the best. My art has been framed by them for over 30 + years, with great satisfaction. They are friendly, concern, pay close attention to their customer’s requests and are perfectionists to detail. It is hard to find a family business that is still serving the artistic community. They do it with respect for the artist, love for their work and the creation of their products."
"I have appreciated working with American Picture Framing for well over ten years. As an artist who at times needs very specific framing requirements, I rely on American Picture Framing because they consider and implement my requests. American Picture Framing has always taken the time to problem-solve with me the best means to present my work, including ordering specialized materials that may not be within their regular stock. On one occasion, the piece I requested to be framed was so large that I could not transport it in my car... so John delivered to my home himself. I trust my work in their hands and they have never disappointed me. I recommend American Picture Framing to any artist who is concerned about the presentation of their work."
"I have been using American Picture Frame for 10 years. Their craftsmanship is exceptional the prices are fair and they are very friendly and fun to work with. I would highly recommend them!!!!"
"I have done business with APF for over 20years. They are the best in the business. Never had any issues. I got back all of my projects on time."
Purchasing and Requisitions
"John and his team have consistently and tastefully framed our paintings, renderings, awards and donor recognitions. American Picture Framing has great customer service and we continue to call on them with confidence.”
Environmental Graphic Designer
University of Pennsylvania