Custom photo puzzles have been a popular gift item for a while now. There are also quite a few retailers ranging from mega-size stores to local retailers who have jumped into the market by providing their customers with the ability to create a puzzle from one of their favorite photos.
While there are many reasons why someone would choose to go to a big box store, let’s step back for a minute and consider some of the reasons why it might be better to choose a specialty shop for creating a sentimental and heart-warming puzzle for yourself or someone else.
Photo Puzzles Are Simple to Make
Creating a jigsaw puzzle from a photo online is quite easy to do these days. Puzzle platforms have become very intuitive: just upload the photo, select the size and number of pieces you want, add any messages or titles to add to the image, and select whatever design elements (e.g. colored filters that change the mood of the image) you want to further customize the puzzle–and voila!
Some puzzle-making sites, such as MakeYourPuzzles, also let you customize the box your puzzle comes in. Can’t figure out which photo to use for your puzzle masterpiece? We also allow you to upload up to sixty-four images that can be used to create a puzzle of a photo collage! Or, you can choose an image from their library of photos.
Advantages of Going to a Specialist
When searching for the best supplier of custom photo puzzles, start by researching customer reviews. While it’s always a good idea to compare prices, basing your decision on the lowest price only can backfire because sometimes you get what you pay for.
You want a high-quality puzzle that is sturdy, can hold up to multiple uses, and has a sharp image that everyone will enjoy and remember. Poor-quality puzzles tend to fade over time and tear easily. Buying from a platform that specializes in puzzles ensures that you get a puzzle that meets your expectations.
How to Evaluate Puzzle Makers
Customer Service is a good place to start when trying to decide where to order a personalized puzzle. If a site touts a 100% satisfaction guarantee, you know that if there is an issue with your puzzle, you can return it for a free reprint or repair. If you have any questions, such as how to make a photo cube puzzle, they should also be able to point you in the right direction.
Additionally, here are a few questions to mull over when ordering a puzzle made from a photo:
- What is the puzzle made of? Will the pieces fit together smoothly and stay intact for years?
- Will the photo be clear when it is enlarged, printed, and made into a puzzle?
- Is the puzzle environmentally friendly? Are recycled materials used? Can the packaging be recycled, or is it biodegradable?
- How much is shipping?
- Where is it made?
Puzzles are great–they bring friends and family together as everyone leans over the table, elbow-to-elbow, in a fun activity (and maybe some friendly competition). They are also perfect gifts for someone special. Regardless of the age or occasion, a puzzle with an image of a memorable moment is bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face!