Are you a jigsaw puzzle enthusiast? We get it; there's something undeniably addicting about completing a complex puzzle. But after all of your hard work is over, is the only option to pack your entire puzzle back in its box, or is there an alternative option to display your finished puzzle somewhere in your home?
In this article, we are going to provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to frame your favourite puzzles. The idea of framing your finished puzzle can be a little puzzling at first (excuse our pun), and admittedly it is easy to make mistakes if you don't use the right framing techniques. That's where we come in; we want to help you to ensure you can display your finished puzzle without damaging or losing puzzle pieces during the framing process.
Here at Portfolio Picture Framers, we are professionals at framing almost anything, and can help you with all your puzzle framing needs. So, let's jump into it, and you can showcase and preserve your puzzle creations in no time!
Once your hard work of completing your puzzle is over, there is a certain feeling of pride in your accomplishment; putting your puzzle into a puzzle frame can prolong this satisfaction. A completed puzzle tells a story of the journey of carefully assembling fragmented pieces to create a masterpiece. Many puzzle designs are available, and you can choose a frame print or picture that suits your home interiors, so your puzzle acts as both a challenge and a piece of art to proudly display in your space after you complete it. Framing a puzzle is a timeless way to capture both your love for art and your love for storytelling.
With a professional framing company like Portfolio Picture Framers, we can elevate your finished product by pairing it with the perfect frame. With our precise assembly process, we can ensure that your puzzle fits perfectly in the frame, with all edges aligned straight.
Framing a puzzle is a bit of a finicky task, one that we recommend leaving to the professionals. When done correctly, puzzle frames can transform your completed puzzle into a striking piece of wall art.
The process involves a number of steps that our professional framers will carefully follow to ensure your puzzle is properly preserved.
If your puzzle you want framed is over 1m in size, we strongly recommend securing it by gluing it down prior to bringing it in to us. If your puzzle is smaller in size, jump straight to Step 2.
Follow the following steps for gluing a large puzzle:
Next, it's time to choose the right size frame from our extensive range of frames. For puzzles, we recommend you select a simple frame to draw in the eye without taking away from any details. You can also consider complementary colours to the puzzle design when selecting your frame colour.
To begin the framing process, we will carefully flip over the puzzle, and then adhere it to an acid-free adhesive foam board.
This step is critical for ensuring the proper placement of your puzzle for framing. This step requires a professional eye to carefully ensure that no pieces shift out of place.
Now that your puzzle is securely mounted on the adhesive foam board, it is ready to be carefully placed into the frame. You will have the option to select a coloured matboard, or our team will use spacers in order to keep the puzzle away from pressing against the glass.
For a polished and refined finish, a sheet of either high-quality glass or plexiglass will be placed over the puzzle to complete the framing process.
If you are looking for a professional framing company to help you transform your completed puzzle into a framed piece of art, Portfolio Picture Framers is here to help. We have years of experience in memorabilia framing and producing professional custom puzzle frames. If you have any questions regarding our framing capabilities for your puzzle artwork or want to find out a quote, please don't hesitate to reach out to our friendly team.