MGC's Custom Hand Crafted
Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles
( Note: I do not make cardboard jigsaw puzzles )

Large format Puzzles... Click Here for Details.
Great for Corporate or other LARGE dimension jigsaw puzzles.

Since Early 1999, I have offered the service of producing images from your digital image files using state of the art professional "photograph quality" color printers! Since February 2003, the INKS I print my puzzle images with are archival, and rated for 70-200 years of life when exposed to average room light (Not Direct Sunlight). Now your puzzles will really stand the test of time, and should look as good in the year 2085, as they do today!

This option for having me print your images from a digital file allows you to easily send me your high resolution image scans for your custom puzzles right from your home or office, at the click of your mouse! It is that simple! I offer two classifications of this printing service.

A) Standard Printing (This Page)

  • Images up to 16"x20" in dimension
  • Image Formats: .JPG , .EPS  .PDF, .AI and .TIFF Only... No power point, word, files.
  • Image files up to 16 MB may be e-mailed to me.
  • Ideal Resolution is 200dpi to no more than 300dpi.

For more details continue reading below, including prices.

** For Advanced Internet users, you can FTP me image files online as large as 750MB... just post your image file(s) to your company's FTP server, and e-mail me the FTP link(s).

B) For Oversized Printing - Click Here

  • Images Larger than 12"x18" up to 8 feet by 12 feet in size.
  • Maximum puzzle piece count 10,000 pieces
  • Image format: .TIFF, .AI, .PDF, .PSD and .JPG Only
  • Image files over 16MB can NOT be e-mailed to me, and must be sent in on standard CD-R. (Be sure to close out the CD)
  • A small letter / legal size Proof printed on bright white paper should be sent along so that we can make sure that the colors I see and print, are relatively accurate.
  • When sending in a CD send me your image in TWO formats. First a High Resolution .JPG file, then at least any one of the other formats. This is helpful when one of the files is corrupt for any reason, as it gives me a default image to use. It has happened from time to time that a single file on a CD is not useable, yet the alternate file "is" useable.

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Digital images should be saved in either .EPS, .PDF, .TIFF - or high resolution .JPG image format.

It is ideal if you can scan and create your image in the exact size to be used for your puzzle, basically meaning that if you want an 11"x14" puzzle, we will tell the printer to print your image file at 100% size, and it will come out as an 11"x14" image. If you are scanning an original photo that is 5" x 7", you will need to can it at 120% enlargement in order to reach a file size of 11" x 14".

Ideal Resolution should be between 200dpi to no more than 300dpi, at the ACTUAL SIZE of the puzzle you are ordering.

The image files sent to me via e-mail should not be larger than 16 Megabytes. If you can not get your image file size to be smaller than 16 Megabytes, contact me, so you can send me your image(s) (Up to 700MB in file size) on a
CD, via US Mail, FedEx or UPS, accompanied WITH a Color PROOF print out so that we will be able to ensure that the colors are being represented correctly. This color proof should be at least the size of a standard sheet of paper, and printed on a high quality bright white paper for true color representation.

If you are familiar with FTP, you can post your image file to an FTP site, and forward me the address to download it from the web, as an alternative to sending me a larger file on a CD or ZIP disc. This feature is especially nice in cases where orders have a very short deadline!

If you wish to send me more than one image by e-mail, you must NOT compress the images into a single e-mail message. Instead, send each image in a separate e-mail message as a NON-Compressed file attachment. (NO .MIME or .EXE files)

Please do not send me Power point Presentations, Microsoft Word Documents or any other type of document that is not a.EPS, .PDF, .TIFF, or .JPG format. I will not be able to use any such files to create an image for your custom puzzle.

Please use these simple steps prior to sending me your image.

1) Call me at so that I can first talk to you about the features of my puzzles, and so that we can determine what physical size we will need your image to be in order to reach your targeted puzzle piece count.

2) After we have talked by phone, you can create and send or e-mail me your .TIFF, .JPG image file, along with ALL of the following information.

a) Please fill out my online order form. When completed and successfully submitted, print a copy of the order form for your records.
Your Full Name and title (Mr. Mrs. etc...)
b) Your complete home mailing address (Work too, if you want the puzzle(s) sent there) (Or enclose a printed copy of your order, Skip C & D)
c) Your daytime and evening Phone numbers, so that I can reach you if I have any additional questions.
d) Re-state any special
Figurals that you want to have cut in your puzzle, along with any other special instructions.
e) If your puzzle is a gift, please let me know if I need to reach you ONLY at work, or at a special e-mail address accessible only by you.
f) Title your image file with your name. (
EXAMPLE: dorothy_smith_picture01.jpg -- douglas_jones_proposal1.jpg)

E-mail your digital image(s) and
contact information to me at:

(Do NOT Cut and Paste)

*p i c t u r e sn@ M G C-P u z z l e s . c o m *

Limit ONE image file PER e-mail message
Please do NOT STUFF or ZIP your image files.
16 MB MAXIMUM file size per e-mail message

After Sending your images to my E-mail address, you are welcome to follow up with a TEXT correspondence to my business e-mail address of :  m a r kj1j2 @ mig c p u z z l e s .c o mn*.

 Photo Jigsaw Puzzles


Scanning Price

per scanned "photograph" or "Negative / Slide"

MINT Quality Photos

If you send me a clean crisp photograph / negative with no blemishes, pin holes, tears, creases, scratches, etc. which requires no touch-up work to be done, no additional fees will be added to the scanning fee.

The Maximum that my equipment will scan and enlarge an image is 500% from a photograph. A 35mm negative can be scanned up to a maximum of 16" x 24" in size.


If you choose to send me a photograph, negative or transparency that has blemishes, pin holes, tears, creases, scratches, etc., I will charge $1.00 per minute for the time that it takes me to properly clean up (Erase / Air brush touch-up) the imperfections in your photograph, using Photoshop Software, after the scan is made. Usually most re-touching can be done in 5-10 minutes. On rare, severe occasions, it can take 20-30 minutes.

Actual photograph images shipped
to me for scanning purposes should
NOT exceed 8" x 11" in order
for the above scan pricing to apply.

If you have LARGER images needing to
be scanned, that is OK, please click here.

NEW Large format Puzzles... Click Here for Details.
Great for Corporate or other LARGE dimension puzzles.

To find out how many puzzle pieces can fit in a specific size
puzzle, visit my pricing pages for detailed information.

Are you planning on sending me your own already printed photo enlargement?
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YES, I Do offer LARGER Print sizes...
Just Click Here!

Custom Printing
Sizes & Prices
Using 200 Year Archival Quality Pigment Inks
NEW LOWER Prices effective Jan 1, 2007

Print Size (Inches)

2 Puzzle Image

$10 per Square Foot

Additional Prints
for puzzles or for framing
using the same image file

3 to 25+ prints

$2 per square foot

5x7 to 9x12



11x14 to
12x16 or 14x14



16" x 20 "
18" x 18"



18" x 24"
20" x 20"
12" x 36"

Panoramic Image



20" x 30"
24" x 24"
12" x 48"

Panoramic Image



24" x 36"
18" x 48"

Panoramic Image



image printing sizes
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The above prices do not include the price of "cutting" the jigsaw puzzles.

image printing sizes
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Due to the proportions or cropping of some photographs,
the actual dimensions from the above chart "may" vary slightly.

Custom Made Jigsaw Puzzles by MGC Puzzles

Custom Jigsaw Puzzles Site Directory
Located near the bottom of every page in this site

Photo Jigsaw Puzzles

1) Home Page
2) Welcome page
3) Advanced Puzzles 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
4) Customize your Jigsaw Puzzle
5) Ideas and Examples

6)  $  
Prices  (Listed in order of popularity)
Traditional Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style
- Child / Large Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style
- Jumbo Jigsaw Puzzles (Larger than 24" x 36")
- Round Knob Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style

- Push-Fit Jigsaw Puzzle Cut Style

7) FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
8) Figurals - Personalize Shaped Pieces
9) Jigsaw Puzzles under 150 pieces

10A) Pre-Cut Jigsaw Puzzles - Already cut, boxed and ready to ship. Buy it today, and have it in 1-3 days.
10B) Poker Jigsaw Puzzles - Custom Made & Pre-Made
10C) MAGNETIC Jigsaw Puzzles - Premium Quality Magnetic

PortaPuzzles - Puzzle Tables Carrier & Storage

Jigsaw Puzzle Samples
13Ordering Puzzles or Art

14) Artist Gallery - Main Directory
15) Jane Wooster Scott - Americana Folk Art - Excellent Images
16) Royce McClure - Fish & Animal Art -
Colorful Puzzle images!
17) Alexander Chen - Incredibly colorful, and wildly busy images
17) Mark G. Cappitella - Stock & Custom Photography
18) Leif Nilsson - Impressionist Artist from Chester, CT
19) Nicholas P. Santoleri - Historic American Places
20) Additional Art Work mixed selections.

21) Wedding Guest Books / Signature Boards
22) Marriage Proposals
23) Anniversary Puzzle Gifts
24) Corporate jigsaw puzzles
Trade Shows , Teamwork, Gifts

25) Photograph Restoration - Airbrushing, Touch up
26) Custom Image Design - Photo Collage making
27) Holiday Jigsaw Puzzles - Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day
28) Children jigsaw puzzles - large puzzle pieces

29) Birth Announcement puzzles
30) Fund Raising Puzzles - Raise money for Church or Non Propfit
31) Special Message Puzzles

32) Lead Times and Rush Orders
33) Digital images - Specifications

- 4"x6" up to 24"x36" puzzle images
- Larger than 24" x 36" puzzle images.
34) Shipping & Handling

35) MGC Puzzles & Art - Company History

36) History of Jigsaw Puzzles - Anne D. Williams
37) Books / Literature about jigsaw puzzles.
38) Collecting jigsaw puzzles

39) Custom Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Boxes

40) Contact Mark, the Jigsaw Puzzle Maker
41) Vacation near MGC Jigsaw Puzzles / Visitors
42) News / Media stories about MGC Puzzles
42) Tax Deductible Jigsaw Puzzles

43) Read my current Newsletter
44) Join my Jigsaw Puzzle Newsletter
45) MGC's Annual Calendar of Events

46) Specials of the Month
47) Visit my puzzle Workshop
48) Jigsaw Puzzles Online Survey

49) MGC Puzzle Gift Certificates

50) Customer's letters
51) WANTED items

52) Links to other sites -- Add your URL


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Major Credit Cards are Accepted

Photo Jigsaw Puzzles


Custom Made Wooden jigsaw puzzle Maker
Here I am showing one of my smaller puzzles at my friend Leif Nilsson's Art Gallery in Chester, Connecticut. Leif's impressionist art gallery is one of the only places that you can purchase one of my wooden puzzles "already made". Click on the above photo to enlarge it.

Overnight Shipping
Overnight Delivery

I ship domestic orders for my custom made wooden jigsaw puzzles and fine art prints using FedEx or UPS delivery.

All shipments originate from Connecticut Zip Code: 06423

Overnight Shipping / Overnight Delivery is often available.

All prices shown on this web site are subject to change without notice, as I am not always able to update this large web site with every price modification they may occur. Thank you for understanding.

All art prints and puzzles made using images found on this web site are subject to availability.

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For a list of places where you can enjoy sampling
one of my hand crafted wooden puzzles
on the house...
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International orders.
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Now in our 17th Year of Making Custom Jigsaw Puzzles

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All images and information found on this web site are the property
of Mark Cappitella & unless otherwise stated.

All pricing is stated in U.S. Dollars $
Connecticut residents add 6%
state sales tax.
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Accepting these payment types.
Checks - Visa - Master Card - American Express - Discover / Novus

MGC's Custom Made Wooden Puzzles and Fine Art
is Located in the Historic lower Connecticut River Valley
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Mark G. Cappitella is a former US Marine
who proudly served in the 1st Marine Division
9th Communications Battalion, 13th MAU and
15th MEU Camp Pendleton, California
1985 to 1989
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"I am proud of the US military service men and women who are currently volunteering to serve, as well as Veterans who have dedicated a portion of their lives to serve our nation...Thank you... Semper Fidelis!"

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