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Nov 24, 2021 07:20:54   #
scubadoc
 
I recently came back from Safari in Southern Africa with some wonderful photos of the wildlife. I would like to make jigsaw puzzles for my 3 and 5 yo grandsons who are already good with age-appropriate commercial puzzles. Does anyone have recommendations for the best companies that can create puzzles from some of these photos. I would like puzzles with cardboard backing that can stand up to the rigors of young hands. I have found many companies while doing on-line searching, but if any of you have first hand experience that would be great information.

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Nov 24, 2021 07:31:25   #
coolhanduke Loc: Redondo Beach, CA
 
I’m not sure if they offer them but check Bay Photo.
I looked into making puzzles in the height of Covid. Found puzzle makers in China (where else). Turn around was too long.

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Nov 24, 2021 07:32:55   #
coolhanduke Loc: Redondo Beach, CA
 
https://www.puzzleyou.com/photo-puzzle-100-pieces/?tc=ga_100&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkJ_O4ICx9AIVhBx9Ch2kwA9eEAAYASAAEgLOO_D_BwE

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Nov 24, 2021 07:41:39   #
scubadoc
 
coolhanduke wrote:
https://www.puzzleyou.com/photo-puzzle-100-pieces/?tc=ga_100&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkJ_O4ICx9AIVhBx9Ch2kwA9eEAAYASAAEgLOO_D_BwE


thank you, they have always come up at the top of my google search.

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Nov 24, 2021 07:46:54   #
coolhanduke Loc: Redondo Beach, CA
 
Sure thing.
Not a very challenging puzzle at 100 pieces but maybe suits your needs.

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Nov 24, 2021 08:32:41   #
AzPicLady Loc: Behind the camera!
 
Fine Art America makes puzzles. But they may be too difficult for children.

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Nov 24, 2021 09:10:52   #
bobmcculloch Loc: NYC, NY
 
scubadoc wrote:
I recently came back from Safari in Southern Africa with some wonderful photos of the wildlife. I would like to make jigsaw puzzles for my 3 and 5 yo grandsons who are already good with age-appropriate commercial puzzles. Does anyone have recommendations for the best companies that can create puzzles from some of these photos. I would like puzzles with cardboard backing that can stand up to the rigors of young hands. I have found many companies while doing on-line searching, but if any of you have first hand experience that would be great information.
I recently came back from Safari in Southern Afric... (show quote)


Fine Art America and Pictorem both offer puzzle prints, have not ordered a puzzle from either so YMMV

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Nov 24, 2021 09:20:11   #
dsnoke Loc: North Georgia, USA
 
Portrait Puzzles in LaCrosse, WI or Shutterfly. Both do excellent work. The choice depends on the aspect ratio you want and the overall size of the puzzle you want.

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Nov 24, 2021 11:07:41   #
scubadoc
 
Thanks all for your replies. I will look at all of these.

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Nov 24, 2021 12:28:44   #
cedymock Loc: Irmo, South Carolina
 
scubadoc wrote:
I recently came back from Safari in Southern Africa with some wonderful photos of the wildlife. I would like to make jigsaw puzzles for my 3 and 5 yo grandsons who are already good with age-appropriate commercial puzzles. Does anyone have recommendations for the best companies that can create puzzles from some of these photos. I would like puzzles with cardboard backing that can stand up to the rigors of young hands. I have found many companies while doing on-line searching, but if any of you have first hand experience that would be great information.
I recently came back from Safari in Southern Afric... (show quote)



What happened to me having a photo into puzzle.

Jigsaw puzzle pieces are not all different in shapes in ALL puzzles.

Most puzzles are very similar shapes but not identical.

Some puzzles of different designs that have the SAME SHAPED PIECES because they are cut with the same die.
Be careful of this type of puzzle, all pieces cut just alike except for outer edge these are not enjoyable in the option of my sisters who have been puzzling for 70+ years.

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Nov 25, 2021 06:21:32   #
Jeffcs
 
Shutterfly makes all kinds of photo goods
I’ve had books, mugs, pillows, puzzles etc

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Nov 25, 2021 06:39:58   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
scubadoc wrote:
I recently came back from Safari in Southern Africa with some wonderful photos of the wildlife. I would like to make jigsaw puzzles for my 3 and 5 yo grandsons who are already good with age-appropriate commercial puzzles. Does anyone have recommendations for the best companies that can create puzzles from some of these photos. I would like puzzles with cardboard backing that can stand up to the rigors of young hands. I have found many companies while doing on-line searching, but if any of you have first hand experience that would be great information.
I recently came back from Safari in Southern Afric... (show quote)


I hard glue them to the following product and then jigsaw them in larger pieces.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-5-in-x-4-ft-x-8-ft-Hardwood-Plywood-Underlayment-Specialty-Panel-431178/203183010?MERCH=REC-_-searchViewed-_-NA-_-203183010-_-N&

Or, try Shutterfly.com

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Nov 25, 2021 06:44:57   #
scubadoc
 
billnikon wrote:


My jigsaw skills would tend to lead me to Shutterfly. Thanks.

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Nov 25, 2021 06:50:06   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
scubadoc wrote:
My jigsaw skills would tend to lead me to Shutterfly. Thanks.


They will do a very good job for you. I have used them and been very pleased with their results.

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Nov 25, 2021 06:52:32   #
DavidA Loc: Hopewell NJ
 
coolhanduke wrote:
Sure thing.
Not a very challenging puzzle at 100 pieces but maybe suits your needs.

Go to the menu. They also make 500, 1000, etc piece puzzles.

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