Puzzle Quality: What Sets Premium Puzzles Apart?

Not all puzzles are created equal! While a cheaply priced puzzle may seem like a good deal, they tend to be printed on lower quality, thinner puzzle board resulting in a less than satisfactory puzzling experience. 

At The Jigstore we only stock jigsaw puzzle brands that use high quality board. Here are some of the reasons you should choose a higher quality puzzle over cheaper options:

Thickness and Rigidity

The thickness and rigidity of the puzzle board plays a crucial role in the stability of the puzzle pieces, reducing the risk of bending or warping during assembly. 

Thicker pieces are easier to handle and manipulate, making them ideal for puzzlers of all ages and skill levels. 

Durable, high-quality boards are less prone to damage from repeated assembly and disassembly, ensuring that your puzzles can be enjoyed for years to come. 

Precision Cutting

The quality of the puzzle board can also affect the precision of the puzzle cutting. High-quality boards allow for clean, precise cuts, resulting in puzzle pieces that fit snugly together with minimal gapping. This enhances the overall puzzling experience, making it more satisfying and enjoyable as you see the image come together seamlessly.


In today's eco-conscious world, sustainability has become a key consideration in all aspects of life, including recreational activities like puzzling. As environmental awareness grows, puzzle manufacturers are increasingly turning to sustainable materials and practices in puzzle production. 

At The Jigstore we look for puzzles made from recycled or responsibly sourced materials, as well as brands that prioritise eco-friendly packaging and manufacturing processes. Higher quality puzzles are more likely to be enjoyed again and again, swapped or donated for others to enjoy. 

Look for Blue Board

High quality Blue Board is crafted using thick, durable materials that offer enhanced stability and longevity. This distinctive blue hue is achieved through a dyeing process during production, signalling a commitment to quality and reliability. Puzzle enthusiasts often seek out puzzles featuring blue board for its superior construction and ability to withstand repeated assembly and disassembly.

Less Puzzle Dust

One by-product of puzzle production is puzzle dust. This is the particulate cardboard found in the bag after all the pieces have been emptied out into the box. Puzzle dust is often a sign of a less than perfect die cut during the stamping or rolling cut process, and is common with lower quality puzzles. Although it’s harmless, the dust can be annoying when it gets onto the puzzle pieces or surface you’re puzzling on. Higher quality puzzles have less puzzle dust resulting in a more enjoyable puzzling experience.

Do the Puzzle Pick-Up Challenge

The ultimate test for a puzzle's quality is The Puzzle Pick-Up Challenge. The  challenge refers to the difficulty of lifting and transporting a completed jigsaw puzzle without the pieces scattering or falling apart. A sign of a good quality puzzle is one that stays complete when it is picked up at the corners.

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