How Do I Frame A Jigsaw Puzzle Without Glue? Basic steps to Seal Jigsaw Puzzles Without Glue

by Donna Brown August 10, 2018

Assembling puzzle pieces without glue

Congratulations on completing your awesome puzzle and would love to keep it together but really don't want to glue the puzzle.  Here are a few basic steps on how to keep your puzzle together without the worry and mess of glue.  Let's get started.

 1.  Assemble your puzzle on a cookie sheet or a piece of cardboard the fits the puzzle size.  You will need to flip the puzzle over so please be sure to have a sturdy piece of cardboard or a flat cookie sheet for the flipping part.  An extra set of hands will also be helpful.  Make sure that the back of the puzzle is showing and the pretty part is facing down.

2.  With the back of the puzzle facing up, gather some packing tape that's wide.  I suggest that you use packing tape that is 2 inches wide or a bit wider.  Carefully place the tape across the puzzle going across rows so that the entire back of the puzzle is covered with tape.  Trim to the edges of the puzzle and then flip the puzzle over.  At this point, it's safe to move the puzzle carefully.

3  This step is completely optional.  if you would like a firmer backing you can purchase some poster board from your local craft or stationery store.  It's inexpensive and will provide a firmer backing if you do not intend to frame the puzzle.  If you are intending on framing you might want to skip this step as the puzzle may be a bit too thick for the frame.  Cut the poster board to size and attach with double-sided tape.   

If you are looking at placing the puzzle on a wall please be mindful of the sunshine and room conditions that may have a negative effect on your puzzle.  Keep it out of direct sunlight and away from areas that are moist, such as near a bathroom, kitchen or patio area.  

Change your mind and want to glue your puzzle?  Not a problem.  CLICK HERE for directions on how to glue a jigsaw puzzle.

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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.)