Did You Ever Assemble A Jigsaw Puzzle To Find That One Piece is Missing?

by Donna Brown July 11, 2018

Did You Ever Assemble A Jigsaw Puzzle To Find That One Piece is Missing?

Have you ever started a fantastic jigsaw puzzle that you have waited to start and were looking forward to doing that had over 1000+ pieces? You work the puzzle tirelessly because it is beckoning you to finish it, just like a great novel beckons you to read just one more chapter until the last sentence has been read a whole 6 hours later then you wanted to be.
 
You struggle with the puzzle all hours of the night after a long day at work, piecing each piece carefully into its spot and feeling the triumph of working the puzzle until the bitter end. All of the untold pieces that were all the same light blue and seamlessly looked exactly the same but weren't. You've almost made it after days of sleepless nights only to fit the last piece into the puzzle---but wait, it isn't the last piece to the puzzle. You are looking befuddled because there isn't any other piece, you are hopelessly tired and drained from the countless hours of anticipation, only to find that you are missing a piece to your cherished puzzle.
 
Your first reaction is to shake the heck out of the puzzle box thinking it might be stuck in the proverbial cracks, but it isn't there. You frantically look through your papers on the table, you know, the pile that you were supposed to "get to" but decided to start the jigsaw puzzle instead. No luck. You search the carpet, the pillows of the couch, every corner where the dog could possibly have shaken that piece but NOTHING. Frustration takes over, tears well up, and there's nothing to do but look at the box wondering what the heck happened. It's as if the nose of your favorite Uncle is missing and it's never going to be found. Your ability to ever look him in the face is forever hinged on finding the piece that contains the tip of his nose.
 
Did you get the visual? We did, and that's why we are The Missing Piece Puzzle Company.  Don't ever let it happen to you...order from us!




Donna Brown
Donna Brown

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Donna Brown is the owner of The Missing Piece Puzzle Company and is passionate about making high-quality custom jigsaw puzzles "Made In America FAST".
Her love of the product shows in every puzzle that she makes.
A retired teacher of Special Needs students and a widowed Mom to an amazing son with Autism, life tends to be like a puzzle with each piece an important part of who Donna is.

www.themissingpiecepuzzlecompany.com


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Photo Upload Recommendations for a High Quality Puzzle
RECOMMENDED RESOLUTION GUIDE for
Photo Enlargements
*Higher resolutions will have even better results.
96dpi or greater
  • 8" x 10": 1200 x 1500 pixels
  • 10" x 13": 1500 x 1950 pixels
  • 16" x 20": 2400 x 3000 pixels
  • 20" x 30": 3600 x 5400 pixels
We recommend that you use images that are equal to or larger than the recommended sizes.  .jpeg or .jpg only please

If you are uploading a photo from a cell phone, please be sure to transfer the file in its highest resolution.  For example, on the IPhone, please transfer the file as "Actual Size".  Most files are compressed when transferred, leading to a loss of clarity and resolution. Transferring at the highest setting will provide better results.

 

Simply click the displayed "browse" button to view the files on your computer's hard drive, floppy drive or digital camera. Select the image file you wish to upload and click OK. Now just click the "Add to Cart" button for the product you desire, and your photo will automatically be uploaded to our production servers and electronically attached to your order.

Please note the following:

Uploading Image 
Files must be 20MB or smaller and jpeg format. The upload time will depend on the file size and your Internet connection speed. Please be patient when uploading a large image.

Please try to use the best-quality image possible.

Uploading from Cell Phone  
If you are uploading a photo from a cell phone, please be sure to transfer the file in its highest resolution.  For example, on the IPhone, please transfer the file as "Actual Size".  Most files are compressed when transferred, leading to a loss of clarity and resolution. Transferring at the highest setting will provide better results.

Best Size for Image
Depending on print area and size of your photo, minimum photo size requirements will vary. For best print quality your photo needs to be at 300 dpi. For example, if your photo is 3000 x 2400 pixels in size, it will print best at 10 x 8 inches or smaller.

Our photo editing process will inform you if your image is below minimum size.

Low-Quality Image
If your image is below the minimum resolution/size requirements, do not simply increase the size in your editing software. You must either rescan the image or use a higher-quality image.

Older Generation Phone Cameras
Please note that most older generation phone cameras will produce photos of very low quality that are too small for print reproduction. Photos downloaded from Facebook are also of lower quality.

Scanning Photographs
When scanning in photographs, please use a resolution of 300 dpi or more. When taking digital images, set your camera at the highest possible resolution. You can always reduce the resolution later. Low-resolution images cannot be increased without loss of image quality.

Cropping of Image
Your image will be reproduced as it appears. In some cases, we may crop the image for size, to fit the product you order. Close-ups and images with bright colors will produce the best results.

(We reserve the right to refuse reproduction of submitted photos at our discretion should they be licensed, copyrighted, or deemed inappropriate for language, content or material.)