Hand Crafted Quality

One of the things I love most about what we do is converting someone's photograph into a lasting activity; something they can hold, manipulate, and turn into something else.

These photos show how great the puzzles look after they are printed in our large-scale printer, mounted on professional-grade game maker cardboard, and carefully cut by our industrial stamping machines.

There are several things that distinguish these puzzles from any you'll find anywhere else. First, our printing technique eliminates the dot pattern aberrations you might see elsewhere, delivering vibrant, beautiful images from your originals.

Second, we carefully mount each image in our factory using the same techniques we use for the professional puzzles we make for our specialty game companies.

Third, we stamp the pieces from our hand-made dies. This step alone sets us apart: Because our dies are handcrafted by our artisan diemaker, they are never exactly the same, so each piece is unique. This a difference you can definitely see in your puzzle.

Finally, we print your same image on the cover of the custom box as a reference for putting the puzzle together. We're told that some people like the box so much they never even open it! That's certainly up to you, but we'd prefer that you dump it out and put it together. The final image will be every bit as beautiful as the box and at least three times larger!

Puzzle Quality Tips x

Why am I Getting a Low Quality Score?

When it comes to printing, we need a high quality photo for the best results. The larger the image, the better the results are going to be. If you're uploading a photo we recommend sending us the largest version of the photo you have. Here's some quick tips that may help you.

  • File sizes less than 500k are likely going to be too small of a photo.
  • Try grabbing images directly from your camera, do not re-size them. 
  • For smaller puzzles (like our 16, 100, 250, 500), a great camera setting is 6MP or 3000x2000 pixels
  • For larger puzzles (like our 300, 1000, 1500 piece) a good camera setting would be 10MP or 5000x3600 pixels