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MGC's Custom Made Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles
( Note: I do NOT make cardboard jigsaw puzzles... ONLY Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles )

Corporate Size Large Format
Jumbo Jigsaw Puzzles & Prints

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Digital Printing Services
& Jigsaw Puzzles

Send us your Digital Image on a CD-ROM. (With a color proof) As long as your image is a high resolution .TIFF or .JPG file, I can easily use your digital image files to print a fabulous image to be used for creating your custom wooden jigsaw puzzle. I do ALL printing using Photoshop 7.0.

Images for these large format puzzles generally can NOT be e-mailed to us, as their file sizes significantly exceed the 8.0 MB limit that we can receive through our e-mail server. If you are familiar with FTP, you can either email me access to your oversized file on YOUR FTP server.

Please ship CDs files to me via FedEx, UPS or AirBorne so that the shipment gets here quick, and it is trackable. Please use a Sharpie Marker, and write the Following directly on the top surface of your CD. (Your Name, Phone, Company Name, and e-mail address.)

If you must use a post office for your convenience, please use priority mail, and request a Tracking Bar be applied. The post office charges 50¢ for this tracking option. WAIVE Signature Request!

FTP image Transfer! - Thanks to broadband capabilities, you CAN place your image files on YOUR OWN FTP Server, or your own web site, and e-mail me the individual image address. I will be happy to download the files right from your company's server / web site.

Technical Requirements for .TIFF and .JPG images: Use a 150 DPI - 200dpi minimum resolution ( 300dpi recommended resolution) on the finished image size, with true optical (Uninterpolated) resolution. RGB Format is preferred... not CMYK. DO NOT use a DPI that is higher than 300dpi, as it will not make a visible difference in your image print quality, and it will cause your image file to be unnecessarily large.

I also accept .PDF and .PSD files. Especially nice are Vecrtor based image graphics that can be rasterized to a larger dimension, with ZERO loss of image quality.

Your image file should be designed or scanned so that it is at it's ACTUAL puzzle size when printed at 100%. (If for example you are ordering a 20" x 30" puzzle, the image on the CD you send me should print at that size when printed at 100%.)

Do not send in high resolution smaller size image files and expect it to look great when it is stretched up to a much larger full size. Example: if you send me an 8" x 10" digital file, but order a 16" x 20" puzzle, the picture "will" look grainy after it is stretched up to the 16" x 20" size) I also call this the "Silly Puddy Syndrome" When you press Silly Puddy against a comic strip, then stretch the Puddy. Doing this distorts the original print quality of the comic strip. The same thing will happen to your undersized digital image files.

You CAN send me image files that are larger than the actual size puzzle you are ordering. Shrinking an image does not hurt the quality at all, and in some cases it helps make the picture sharper!

When shipping me a CD, be sure to write your full name, company name, plus your daytime and evening phone numbers, on the physical CD (Not the CD Case, or an enclosed business card) with an Sharpie indelible marker so that I can easily identify your CD with your order when it arrives, and when I am looking for it to print your puzzle image.

I do all of our in-house printing using Photoshop 7.0 software. I do NOT accept Power Point files, MS Word files, Quark, Illustrator, Paint files or other low file size images taken from internet web pages. If you are using these formats, you must first convert them into either a .tiff or .jpg file for me to properly use them in Photoshop.

If you have concerns that your image file is physically too small to create an oversized puzzle, then I suggest that you contact your local, or in house, graphic designer to recreate the image so that it meets the above printing requirements. If you can not locate a graphic designer near you, I have a graphic designer local to me that I can refer you to. Call me for the contact information. (1-860-873-3093)

Custom OVERSIZE Printing
Sizes and Prices
NEW LOWER Prices effective Jan 1, 2007
MGC Puzzles uses 200 Year rated "Archival Quality" Ultrachrome Pigment Inks
(200 years exposure to normal room light, not direct sun light)

Image Print Size
(Measured in Inches)

To convert inches to centimeters, simply multiply the inches by 2.54.... Example: 24" = 61cm

First
Puzzle Image
Print

$10 per
Square Foot

Additional Prints
for puzzles or for framing
using the same image file

2 to 25+ prints

$2 per square foot
Discount

16" x 20 "
or
18" x 18"

$20.00

$16.00

18" x 24"
or
20" x 20"
or
12" x 36"

Panoramic Image

$30.00

$25.00

20" x 30"
or
24" x 24"
or
12" x 48"

Panoramic Image

$40.00

$42.00

24" x 36"
or
18" x 48"

Panoramic Image
or
30" x 30"

$60.00

$48.00

24" x 48"
or
30" x 40"

$80.00

$66.00

36" x 36"

$90.00

N/A

Up to
36" x 48"
42" x 42"

$120.00

N/A

Up to
42" x 58"

This is the absolute largest size FULLY INTERLOCKING puzzle that I can make. This size is made by special request only. Because of the physical strain of making this puzzle size, they do come at a bit of a premium price. I recommend that most people stay with 36" x 48" as my standard largest size.

$160.00

N/A

* These prices do NOT include the cost of actually cutting your jigsaw puzzle(s).
** Sizes "might" vary by up to 1" in the height & width, due to printing & trimming variables.

For Puzzle Cutting Prices... Click Here!

Large Format super high quality ink jet
printer with digital pulse technology.
Prints and / or Puzzles
up to 96"x108" in size!

(8 Feet by 9 Feet)

We use Archival
200 Year Inks

Our pigment inks are far more resistant
to fading caused by sunlight and indoor
fluorescent lights, than the commonly used
standard die Inks used by most local print shops.

QUESTIONS?
Photo Jigsaw Puzzles

NOTE
Are you planning on sending
me your own already printed
photo enlargement?
Then Click Here!!!

 

 

Maximum size for Fully Interlocking puzzles = 36"x48"

Maximum size for
Partially Interlocking Puzzles = 96" x 108". (See below) A partially interlocking puzzle is defined as follows.
A puzzle that exceeds 42" x 58" in size will be cross cut into sections (Quadrants). The number of sections can range from as few as 2 to as many as 4 depending on the needs for your specific puzzle order. Each of these sections will NOT interlock with the adjacent section. The sections will simply push against each other, however the puzzle pieces contained within each of the individual puzzle sections WILL fully interlock with each other.


Click Here to enlarge this photo of our Camera Dark Room

Our state of the art 300 Megapixel Digital Camera is one of the finest available in the world today. Costing more than a luxury car, this state of the art camera can capture images with the finest detail and quality.

With our camera and computer system, we can digitally photograph your images, and create some of the finest wooden jigsaw puzzles and / or art prints available today.

Digital Photography
Services

If you do not have a large enough digital image file available, We can scan or digitally photograph almost anything. including but not limited to....

    • Photographs
    • Posters
    • Negatives
    • Slides
    • Art
    • Ready made Collages of dozens and even hundreds of photos
    • Drawings and Sketches
    • Children's Art
    • --- If you have an image format not listed here,
      give me a call


Professional SUPER High Resolution Digital Photography Fees:
(Using an 80 (Eighty) megapixel Digital camera.)

  • $175.00 for original images up to 20" x30"
  • $250.00. for any image larger than 20"x30" up to 36" x 48"


High Resolution Digital Photography
Using a 10.2 megapixel Digital camera.

  • $25.00 for original images up to 16" x 20"
  • $50.00. for any image larger than 16" x 20" up to 24" x 36"


NOTE: If you are sending us Copyrighted images, a letter of permission from the copyright holder or their agent, specifically giving us permission to reproduce their work, will be required.


Printing Prices for Oversized Puzzles are as follows.
|Alternate sizes are available. Call me or
e-mail me for a Custom Quote.

JUMBO Printing & Puzzles
NEW LOWER Prices effective Jan 1, 2007

Total
puzzle / image
size

Number of panels
needed to reach this size

Image
Printing
Price

24" x 72"
(2' x 6')
Panoramic Image

2 Panels
@ 24" x 36" each

$120.00

48" x 48"
(4' x 4')

2 Panels
@ 24" x 48" each

$160.00

60" x 60"
(5' x 5')

4 Panels
@ 30" x 30" each

$240.00

48" x 72"
(4' x 6')

2 Panels
@ 36" x 48" each

$240.00

48" x 96"
(4' x 8')

3 Panels
@ 48" x 32" each

$330.00

72" x 72"
(6' x 6')

4 Panels
@ 36" x 36" each

$360.00

72" x 96"
(6' x 8')

4 Panels
@ 36" x 48" each

$480.00

96" x 108"
(8' x 9')

6 Panels
@ 36" x 48" each

$720.00

* These prices do "not" include the cost of actually cutting the jigsaw puzzle.
** Sizes "might" vary by up to 1/2" per panel due to printing & trimming variables.

For Puzzle Cutting Prices... Click Here!

To convert inches to centimeters, simply multiply the inches by 2.54.... Example: 24" = 61cm

Corporate size image printing printers

QUESTIONS?
Photo Jigsaw Puzzles


Corporate size image printing printers
Your images will be professionally mounted to our special puzzle wood using a state of the art HEAT press. This press creates an amazing bond that is about as permanent as you can get.

Please use these simple steps prior to sending me your image.

1) Call me if you have any questions at all, or if you are uncertain about what you might be sending in to me! 1-860-873-3093

2) Ship me your...

  • 1) Photo, or art print to be scanned... or, send me your .TIFF image file or a high resolution .JPG image file on a CD ROM or Zip Disc accompanied WITH a Color PROOF print out (bright white letter or legal size paper is OK) so that I will be able to ensure that the colors are being represented correctly.
  • 2) Although I print colors as close to accurate as possible, exact color matching is not guaranteed. This is primarily due to the fact that 1) different printers print the same digital image file slightly different, and 2) I use a heat bonding process to apply the printed images to my puzzle wood. This heat process sometimes slightly alters the tone of the colors. Exact PMS color matching is NOT possible, however we do feel that color representation is excellent.
  • Enclose your business card, or a printed copy of my online Order form.

Click here to place your Puzzle Order.


The image above is of our
large format vacuum heat press.

Note the standard Sharpie Pen in
this image for size comparison.


Online Puzzle Shop

Custom Made Jigsaw Puzzles by MGC Puzzles

Custom Jigsaw Puzzles Site Directory
Located near the bottom of every page in this site

Photo Jigsaw Puzzles

1) Home Page
2) Welcome page
3) Advanced Puzzles 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
4) Customize your Jigsaw Puzzle
5) Ideas and Examples

6)  $  
Prices  (Listed in order of popularity)
-
Traditional Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style
- Child / Large Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style
- Jumbo Jigsaw Puzzles (Larger than 24" x 36")
- Round Knob Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style

- Push-Fit Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style

7) FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
8) Figurals - Personalize Shaped Pieces
9) Jigsaw Puzzles under 150 pieces

10A) Pre-Cut Jigsaw Puzzles - Already cut, boxed and ready to ship. Buy it today, and have it in 1-3 days.
10B) Poker Jigsaw Puzzles - Custom Made & Pre-Made
10C) MAGNETIC Jigsaw Puzzles - Premium Quality Magnetic

11)
PortaPuzzles - Puzzle Tables Carrier & Storage

12)
Jigsaw Puzzle Samples
13Ordering Puzzles or Art

14) Artist Gallery - Main Directory
15) Jane Wooster Scott - Americana Folk Art - Excellent Images
16) Royce McClure - Fish & Animal Art -
Colorful Puzzle images!
17) Alexander Chen - Incredibly colorful, and wildly busy images
17) Mark G. Cappitella - Stock & Custom Photography
18) Leif Nilsson - Impressionist Artist from Chester, CT
19) Nicholas P. Santoleri - Historic American Places
20) Additional Art Work mixed selections.

21) Wedding Guest Books / Signature Boards
22) Marriage Proposals
23) Anniversary Puzzle Gifts
24) Corporate jigsaw puzzles
Trade Shows , Teamwork, Gifts

25) Photograph Restoration - Airbrushing, Touch up
26) Custom Image Design - Photo Collage making
27) Holiday Jigsaw Puzzles - Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day
28) Children jigsaw puzzles - large puzzle pieces

29) Birth Announcement puzzles
30) Fund Raising Puzzles - Raise money for Church or Non Propfit
31) Special Message Puzzles

32) Lead Times and Rush Orders
33) Digital images - Specifications

- 4"x6" up to 24"x36" puzzle images
- Larger than 24" x 36" puzzle images.
34) Shipping & Handling

35) MGC Puzzles & Art - Company History

36) History of Jigsaw Puzzles - Anne D. Williams
37) Books / Literature about jigsaw puzzles.
38) Collecting jigsaw puzzles

39) Custom Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Boxes

40) Contact Mark, the Jigsaw Puzzle Maker
41) Vacation near MGC Jigsaw Puzzles / Visitors
42) News / Media stories about MGC Puzzles
42) Tax Deductible Jigsaw Puzzles


43) Read my current Newsletter
44) Join my Jigsaw Puzzle Newsletter
45) MGC's Annual Calendar of Events


46) Specials of the Month
47) Visit my puzzle Workshop
48) Jigsaw Puzzles Online Survey

49) MGC Puzzle Gift Certificates

50) Customer's letters
51) WANTED items

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Overnight Shipping
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I ship domestic orders for my custom made wooden jigsaw puzzles and fine art prints using FedEx or UPS delivery.

All shipments originate from Connecticut Zip Code: 06423

Overnight Shipping / Overnight Delivery is often available.


All prices shown on this web site are subject to change without notice, as I am not always able to update this large web site with every price modification they may occur. Thank you for understanding.

All art prints and puzzles made using images found on this web site are subject to availability.

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