How To Frame Jigsaw Puzzles

Do you frame puzzles? This is a common question that we framers often hear from potential customers and probably with more frequency during the Covid pandemic that has created a buyers frenzy on puzzles that has not been seen in years. This relaxing and challenging pastime has gained huge attention as families gather at home looking for new things to do with their time.

We have always framed puzzles and realize that, like anything from fine original art to sports jerseys, a puzzle well-framed is another way of personalizing your home décor with something you created yourself. Like many inexpensive art forms, a puzzle can be framed very basically with simple mouldings, or it can be treated with the maximum WOW presentation incorporating multiple mats, liners, and floating components. It all depends on how open the customer is to invest a bit more for a finished design appearance.

When the customer states, “This is JUST a puzzle”, you might be selling a frame and glass only, but this shouldn’t restrict you from reaching for a moulding that offers a bit more pizzazz and fun to the design. And of course, suggesting still makes sense in reducing the potential fading of their puzzle. After all, when being framed for a family room or rec room, the customer still would like their framed piece to retain its original color for more than a year.

The framed Wallace & Gromit puzzle works nicely with black edging around the puzzle’s perimeter and as suggested, the mode is “Fun”, and that’s part of the presentation – Puzzlers (yes that is a word that the pandemic taught me truly exists) have fun doing puzzles and so the presentation should reflect that same mood.

Mounting Puzzles – Options
So this might be a good place to discuss the mounting of puzzles. Because they are so different, customers are sometimes concerned that THEY need to do something special prior to bringing in the puzzle to their framer. In truth, a simple understanding of what a puzzle is makes the answer easy and straightforward. Puzzles are printed posters mounted to a thicker substrate, chipboard, blue or gray stock that is cut into many pieces – but the key is that it is still a decorator-grade poster. When we frame inexpensive décor art like posters, prints, and photos we want them to lay flat without undulation to a sturdy substrate. So it seems logical that these puzzles could be mounted in a similar manner.

Frames For Puzzles Of Any Size
One of the perks of framing with is that you can frame in almost any size. This is extra helpful for any panoramic, extra-long, puzzle.

No matter the puzzle size we have the perfect picture frame for you to protect it for years to come.