The Puzzle Reinvented
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We went back to the basics of puzzle making from the last two centuries to recapture the spirit of the craft and brought it up to speed with new techniques for enhancing the imagery, improving the cutting technique, and reducing the overall waste and environmental impact.
Our puzzle designs are as unique as the name Lumenaris itself, our images, for example, come from a wide variety of interesting sources, including many that are based on hand-colored engravings dating back to the 1700s, antique paintings, drawings, illustrations, and even photographs. We take great care and consideration in handling this original artwork to reproduce it onto our puzzles.
We use a special technique that allows us to transfer the image onto high-quality paper, which is then laminated and sealed onto a three layer, 1⁄8″ hardwood base before being cut into puzzle pieces. You read that right, the base of all of our puzzles are made from wood, not cardboard, because we want you to enjoy them for years to come.
All of our puzzles, and even our packaging, are designed and manufactured in the USA from environmentally friendly materials. We use recycled materials for our packaging and shipping containers. The hardwood base is made from European birch from a managed forest. Our goal is to use only sustainable materials that were grown during our lifetime.
We use no plastic in this product or packaging.
Why Try Our Puzzles?
- They are built on a three layer Hardwood base—not paperboard.
- They can be put together while you are still having fun—not taking weeks to finish.
- They fit on a small table, TV, Hospital, or Airline Tray, or even in the car while traveling—instead of taking the entire dining room table.
- They can be used over and over again and still look new—not falling apart after a few times.
- They are intended to be used and passed down from generation to generation—not thrown away after a few uses.
Postcard Puzzle Mailer
All of our puzzles can be supplied assembled in a puzzle mailer format. The mailer has a clear window made of cellulose to retain the puzzle pieces during mailing. The reverse side has room for a note, address, and a place for postage similar to a postcard. When ordering a puzzle in mailer format, the normal box packaging is replaced with the mailer packaging. (We do not ship both.)
Option for any 4″ × 5″ or 4″ × 6″ puzzle.
The Puzzle Customized
We make special custom puzzles using your favorite photographic image. All of our puzzles are on a three-layer 1⁄8″ hardwood base, typically packaged in our 31⁄2″ × 31⁄2″ × 1″ brown paper box, with an image of the puzzle laminated to the top of the box. We can make puzzles of different levels of difficulty and number of pieces. We can also cut your puzzle into almost any shape you want. Imagine a puzzle in the shape of a heart, a baseball glove, a car, a dog bone, or perhaps even your name.
Have you ever thought of a puzzle for:
- Wedding or Showers (Favor)
- Communion, Quinceañera, Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah
- Special Occasions
- Anniversary or Birthday Party
- Your Product or Logo
- An image of your business or location
- Retirement gift
- Gift for your customers
- Gift for your employees
- __________________ (you fill in the blank)
One-time Setup Fee:
- Artwork preparation: $50 and up
- Cut Pattern preparation: $10 and up
- Box Image preparation: $10 and up
Per Puzzle Cost (other sizes available):
- Easy 4″ × 5″: $8.95
- Hard 4″ × 5″: $14.95
- YGTBK 4″ × 5″: $22.95
Purchasers of 50+ puzzles are eligible to have some or all of the setup fee waived. Lead time is typically 3–4 weeks. Inquire for rush and special handling if you need shorter lead time.
When ordering a custom puzzle you simply provide us a high quality image, typically 5 megapixels or more, subject to our approval. Any doubts, just call or email us. Please be aware that your colors may be different on a puzzle due to the materials, printing and manufacturing process.
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Lumenaris makes innovative, educational, inspirational, and fun products for families. Lumenaris is a trademark of the Lumenaris Group, Inc. See notes.