Additional Puzzle Information

Piece counts are an estimate

Each puzzle is custom-made without a guide or template and is entirely unique, so it is impossible to guarantee a precise puzzle piece count. The size of puzzle you order will be the minimum number of pieces included in your puzzle. Please be prepared for a variance of up to 30 pieces beyond your expected puzzle piece count.

For example, if you order a 200-piece puzzle, you should expect to receive a minimum of 200 pieces, and up to 230 pieces. If you order a 500-piece puzzle, you should expect to receive a minimum of 500 pieces, and up to 530 pieces, and so on.

Choose your special pieces

Each puzzle can have a number of special pieces cut within. If you have specific objects, words, or concepts you'd like represented in your puzzle, please list your ideas in the provided area. If you have no preference, please leave the box empty or type \no preference\ and your puzzle cutter will choose special pieces that coordinate with the artwork.

In general, we can accommodate 5 special pieces per 100 puzzle pieces.

Customized special pieces could include a person's name, the year, and other objects, animals, or activities related to a specific person, family, or place.

Finished sizes vary based on the image

The final dimensions of your puzzle will depend on the image dimensions, and whether or not we've added any irregular edges.

We typically plan on two puzzle pieces per square inch. You can use the following table as a rough guideline for how large your puzzle will be based on the number of pieces.

These numbers are to give you a ballpark of how big your puzzle will be. These are not the exact dimensions of your puzzle, as the dimensions will depend on the width/height ratio of the art piece you choose.

Piece Count Approximate Size
75 5"x7"
100 6"x9"
200 10"x10"
300 11"x14"
400 12"x17"
500 14"x18"
600 15"x20"
700 16"x22"
800 18"x22"
900 19"x24"
1,000 20"x25"
1,100 21"x26"
1,200 24"x26"
Not all difficulties are created equal

Some images naturally lend themselves to being more difficult puzzles than others. That said, we have several tricks up our sleeve to make a puzzle more or less difficult, depending on what you'd like. In general, here are a few commonalities you'll find among easy, intermediate, and difficult puzzles.

  • Easy: The artwork edge pieces are clearly identifiable. Pieces are cut in a logical way so matching color groups is easier. Including more special pieces, which have unique edges and are easier to match to their surrounding pieces, is also an option - let us know if you'd like to alter the number of special pieces!
  • Intermediate: Some of the artwork edge pieces may appear to not be an edge piece at all! Pieces are cut in a less-logical way so it's more difficult to match color groups. Including fewer special pieces can also increase difficulty - let us know if you'd like to alter the number of special pieces!
  • Difficult: Many of the edge pieces don't look like edge pieces, and there may even be straight-edge pieces hidden within the body of the puzzle! There are many other tricks we have that work with each individual art piece to make the most difficult puzzle we can for you. Including fewer special pieces can also increase the difficulty - let us know if you'd like to alter the number of special pieces!