MGCWoodenPuzzlesArt

Mark's Hand-cut Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles & Fine Art

East Haddam, Connecticut

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The following is more general information about me and my puzzles/art.

PLEASE READ through all of the following, prior to ordering, to eliminate any possibility of confusion with your Etsy order request.
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MASTER PUZZLE MAKER - 26 YEARS onward...
My wooden jigsaw puzzles are of the finest quality and are ideal for serious wooden jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts and collectors. The cut puzzles that you see in my listings are just examples of puzzles that I have cut for previous customers or are from my private collection. These photographs are intended to be an accurate representation of the quality of my workmanship. I have been a professional wooden puzzle maker since 1995, having handcrafted over 11,300 wooden jigsaw puzzles for private collectors, the corporate world, the wedding industry, and other unique functional and whimsical requests, while investing over 32,000 hours to hand-cut all of them. The specific puzzle pieces that you will receive, as well as any special personalization (Figural / Whimsy) pieces, if any, will vary in quantity, selection and/or location, as each puzzle is completely unique. Additional photographs of my puzzles can be found on my new website CustomMadeWoodenJigsawPuzzles.com. These photos were predominantly taken in the past 2-3 years.

IMAGING & INKS:
My beautiful wooden jigsaw puzzle images are printed on premium grade professional paper, using brilliant archival ultra-chrome pigment inks that are rated for 200 to 400 years of fade resistance in standard room lighting. This means that your puzzles will look bright and breathtakingly colorful for many many generations to come. You can even leave puzzles near a window in direct sunlight for a few weeks, or even a whole month, and not see any noticeable image fading! Please note that leaving any puzzles in view of direct sunlight for any prolonged period of time is very discouraged, as bright sunlight will eventually degrade the image color quality.

PREMIUM PUZZLE WOOD:
The wood that I use to make your custom puzzle is a premium grade of birch that is produced at a mill in Finland that only utilizes wood acquired from professionally managed sustainable forests. The 5-ply wood is 1/4" thick (7mm) and its appearance is light in color, with a delightful weight to it. This wood gives the puzzle solver a lovely tactile sensation while working on solving your custom puzzle. This birch wood is NOT "Baltic birch" which is far more common, of lower quality, and easy to find.

ORDER LEAD TIME:
Puzzles are typically shipped within 2-4 weeks from date of order dependent upon the size of the puzzle(s) that you order. Listed puzzle piece counts are approximate as handcrafted wood jigsaw puzzles are not an exact science. The actual piece count of the puzzle you will receive can vary by plus or minus 10%.

LARGE ORDERS:
If you are ordering a very large puzzle, or multiple puzzles with cumulative piece counts that exceed 2,000 puzzle pieces, order lead time will likely be longer than 2-4 weeks. In cases where multiple puzzles are ordered, partial orders of 1-3 puzzles at a time may be shipped (as they are cut), over multiple shipments, if requested.

SOME HELPFUL DISCLOSURES:
Some of my puzzle listings here on ETSY do not yet depict the specific image in the listing as a cut puzzle.  As new orders come in for such listings that fall into this category, I will be photographing them and update the listings with the new photography.  In the meantime, please browse my many other listing where cut images do appear, to see examples of my cutting skills, or more specifically, browse the images found on my modern website... CustomMadeWoodenJigsawPuzzles.com as there are many great photos of my craftsmanship from 2017 to present day. 

CUSTOM ORDERS
Private commissions for puzzles of images not pictured here on Etsy are accepted. If you have a favorite artist/painting, let me know who/what it is! If we are able to acquire a high resolution digital image file of the work(s) of art or if you already have a quality printed art print on suitable durable paper stock, I will be happy to turn it into a beautiful puzzle for you in a size that you desire to order. Size variations only apply to puzzles made using digital image files, that I print in house myself. I can work with you to turn your dream painting or photograph into an amazing personalized puzzle masterpiece. Call me (1-860-818-4334) if you wish to discuss your dream puzzle over the phone.

ART PRINT ONLY ORDERS
Some of my listings offer the option to order only a print. If you are ordering a print, and not a puzzle, your order will typically ship in 1-3 business days. Prints ordered of images by the artist Jane Wooster Scott, are limited edition hand signed and numbered lithographs or serigraphs produced by the artist. All other image print offerings are printed by myself, using archival inks and quality paper as mentioned above, to give you a lovely print suitable for framing. Framing services through my shop are not offered at this time.

RUSH ORDERS: 
Do you need your puzzle in a rush? Email me on Etsy or call me to discuss. I may be able to accommodate your faster delivery needs. All rush orders have a fee associated with them and must be arranged in advance.

ETSY Fraud Listings
There are some NEW shops here on Etsy, that have been stealing photography from legitimate puzzle makers like myself, and listing them as their own offerings. PLEASE BEWARE that this is illegal and also FRAUD! I do NOT wholesale my puzzles to ANY other ETSY shops. You should only purchase my puzzles from me in my Etsy shop. MGCWoodenPuzzlesArt and MarksPuzzleShop.com

If you have any questions at all, please call me, Mark Cappitella, 7 days a week at 1-860-818-4334 from 10AM to 5PM EST.

You can always return directly to my shop here on Etsy by going to MarksPuzzleShop.com & JigsawPuzzleLover.com  

My other two primary puzzle websites...
CustomMadeWoodenJigsawPuzzles.com (2019-Current site - Phone & Tablet Friendly)

www.mgcpuzzles.com (1996-Current original website)

My Social Media
Instagram:  instagram.com/mgc_custom_puzzles 
YouTube: JigsawPuzzleTV.com
Twitter: twitter.com/mgcwoodenpuzzle

Thank you, and happy puzzling!!!

Sincerely,

Mark Cappitella

Mark's Hand-cut Custom Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles & Art
  1-860-818-4334
58 Schulman Veslak Rd
East Haddam, CT. 06423 - USA

My one-of-a-kind wooden jigsaw puzzles make am amazing perfect gift for the person who has everything!

.

Don't forget to visit my Instagram where I have over 610 puzzle images posted for your viewing enjoyment. A link to Instagram can be found on the home page of my web site mentioned above.

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Last updated on Oct 21, 2020

===========================================================
The following is more general information about me and my puzzles/art.

PLEASE READ through all of the following, prior to ordering, to eliminate any possibility of confusion with your Etsy order request.
===========================================================

MASTER PUZZLE MAKER - 26 YEARS onward...
My wooden jigsaw puzzles are of the finest quality and are ideal for serious wooden jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts and collectors. The cut puzzles that you see in my listings are just examples of puzzles that I have cut for previous customers or are from my private collection. These photographs are intended to be an accurate representation of the quality of my workmanship. I have been a professional wooden puzzle maker since 1995, having handcrafted over 11,300 wooden jigsaw puzzles for private collectors, the corporate world, the wedding industry, and other unique functional and whimsical requests, while investing over 32,000 hours to hand-cut all of them. The specific puzzle pieces that you will receive, as well as any special personalization (Figural / Whimsy) pieces, if any, will vary in quantity, selection and/or location, as each puzzle is completely unique. Additional photographs of my puzzles can be found on my new website CustomMadeWoodenJigsawPuzzles.com. These photos were predominantly taken in the past 2-3 years.

IMAGING & INKS:
My beautiful wooden jigsaw puzzle images are printed on premium grade professional paper, using brilliant archival ultra-chrome pigment inks that are rated for 200 to 400 years of fade resistance in standard room lighting. This means that your puzzles will look bright and breathtakingly colorful for many many generations to come. You can even leave puzzles near a window in direct sunlight for a few weeks, or even a whole month, and not see any noticeable image fading! Please note that leaving any puzzles in view of direct sunlight for any prolonged period of time is very discouraged, as bright sunlight will eventually degrade the image color quality.

PREMIUM PUZZLE WOOD:
The wood that I use to make your custom puzzle is a premium grade of birch that is produced at a mill in Finland that only utilizes wood acquired from professionally managed sustainable forests. The 5-ply wood is 1/4" thick (7mm) and its appearance is light in color, with a delightful weight to it. This wood gives the puzzle solver a lovely tactile sensation while working on solving your custom puzzle. This birch wood is NOT "Baltic birch" which is far more common, of lower quality, and easy to find.

ORDER LEAD TIME:
Puzzles are typically shipped within 2-4 weeks from date of order dependent upon the size of the puzzle(s) that you order. Listed puzzle piece counts are approximate as handcrafted wood jigsaw puzzles are not an exact science. The actual piece count of the puzzle you will receive can vary by plus or minus 10%.

LARGE ORDERS:
If you are ordering a very large puzzle, or multiple puzzles with cumulative piece counts that exceed 2,000 puzzle pieces, order lead time will likely be longer than 2-4 weeks. In cases where multiple puzzles are ordered, partial orders of 1-3 puzzles at a time may be shipped (as they are cut), over multiple shipments, if requested.

SOME HELPFUL DISCLOSURES:
Some of my puzzle listings here on ETSY do not yet depict the specific image in the listing as a cut puzzle.  As new orders come in for such listings that fall into this category, I will be photographing them and update the listings with the new photography.  In the meantime, please browse my many other listing where cut images do appear, to see examples of my cutting skills, or more specifically, browse the images found on my modern website... CustomMadeWoodenJigsawPuzzles.com as there are many great photos of my craftsmanship from 2017 to present day. 

CUSTOM ORDERS
Private commissions for puzzles of images not pictured here on Etsy are accepted. If you have a favorite artist/painting, let me know who/what it is! If we are able to acquire a high resolution digital image file of the work(s) of art or if you already have a quality printed art print on suitable durable paper stock, I will be happy to turn it into a beautiful puzzle for you in a size that you desire to order. Size variations only apply to puzzles made using digital image files, that I print in house myself. I can work with you to turn your dream painting or photograph into an amazing personalized puzzle masterpiece. Call me (1-860-818-4334) if you wish to discuss your dream puzzle over the phone.

ART PRINT ONLY ORDERS
Some of my listings offer the option to order only a print. If you are ordering a print, and not a puzzle, your order will typically ship in 1-3 business days. Prints ordered of images by the artist Jane Wooster Scott, are limited edition hand signed and numbered lithographs or serigraphs produced by the artist. All other image print offerings are printed by myself, using archival inks and quality paper as mentioned above, to give you a lovely print suitable for framing. Framing services through my shop are not offered at this time.

RUSH ORDERS: 
Do you need your puzzle in a rush? Email me on Etsy or call me to discuss. I may be able to accommodate your faster delivery needs. All rush orders have a fee associated with them and must be arranged in advance.

ETSY Fraud Listings
There are some NEW shops here on Etsy, that have been stealing photography from legitimate puzzle makers like myself, and listing them as their own offerings. PLEASE BEWARE that this is illegal and also FRAUD! I do NOT wholesale my puzzles to ANY other ETSY shops. You should only purchase my puzzles from me in my Etsy shop. MGCWoodenPuzzlesArt and MarksPuzzleShop.com

If you have any questions at all, please call me, Mark Cappitella, 7 days a week at 1-860-818-4334 from 10AM to 5PM EST.

You can always return directly to my shop here on Etsy by going to MarksPuzzleShop.com & JigsawPuzzleLover.com  

My other two primary puzzle websites...
CustomMadeWoodenJigsawPuzzles.com (2019-Current site - Phone & Tablet Friendly)

www.mgcpuzzles.com (1996-Current original website)

My Social Media
Instagram:  instagram.com/mgc_custom_puzzles 
YouTube: JigsawPuzzleTV.com
Twitter: twitter.com/mgcwoodenpuzzle

Thank you, and happy puzzling!!!

Sincerely,

Mark Cappitella

Mark's Hand-cut Custom Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles & Art
  1-860-818-4334
58 Schulman Veslak Rd
East Haddam, CT. 06423 - USA

My one-of-a-kind wooden jigsaw puzzles make am amazing perfect gift for the person who has everything!

.

Don't forget to visit my Instagram where I have over 610 puzzle images posted for your viewing enjoyment. A link to Instagram can be found on the home page of my web site mentioned above.

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About MGCWoodenPuzzlesArt

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Beautiful hand crafted wooden jigsaw PUZZLES here in my ETSY pre-made puzzle Shop! Like a puzzle you see here but want it PERSONALIZED? Just call me!

Thank you for visiting my ETSY puzzle store... welcome! My name is MarkCappitella, and I have been making my hand-cut wooden jigsaw puzzles since June, 1995.

The vast majority (90%+) of the puzzles I make are commissioned by my customers to be carved and personalized, Don't be fooled by the low piece count of some of my puzzles. I assure you that they can be incredibly challenging to solve. My Maple leaf and Pretzel puzzles are particularly challenging and visually misleading. A 65-80 piece version of either can take a good puzzler as much as 2+ hours to solve. No easy walk in the park.

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  • Mark Cappitella - MGCPuzzles.com & CustomMadePuzzles.com

    Owner, Master Puzzle Maker

    My Puzzles are HAND CUT piece by piece. I've made over 11,300 wooden puzzles since May of 1995. Enjoy looking through my shop to see the quality of my craftsmanship. You and your family and friends will enjoy the challenge of solving my puzzles.

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  • Produced and distributed by Jane Wooster Scott

    Los Angeles, CA

    Jane Wooster Scott is the famous americana for artist. She has been producing her Limited addition lithographs & Serigraphs.

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