The Missing Piece Puzzle Company excels in excellence. Our Story

It all started with my son....  Thank you for visiting The Missing Piece Puzzle Company.  We are a small family owned company that completely loves what we do, and we do it well.  This company was started out of love for my son, and to help him educationally.  Who would have known that the love that we have for puzzles would translate into such an awesome business with customers who become friends?  

We are Made in America and have both an online store and a retail store, where we can make the puzzles in front of you, while you wait!  Believed to be the only American company, and perhaps the only company in the World who does this, we work with our customers to make our puzzles into conversation pieces, as well as great memories and family fun.  

Our company has been named The American Small Business Champion from Sams Club and SCORE for 2015.  We have also been featured for our excellent personalized gifts on the TODAY show!  We believe in quality and are so happy that we have been recognized nationally for our exceptional quality and incredible affordability.

Our puzzles are made of very thick puzzle board, are printed on quality matte materials, and are cut with care.  We are fast, professional and high quality for a very affordable price.

What are you waiting for?  Let's get started... it's so easy and fun to do!

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.)