Uk Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Manufacturers

Written by Charles Peacock
Bookmark and Share

The British have always appreciated a good puzzle, and these days some of the best puzzles in the world are actually manufactured on the island where it all got started. Jigsaw puzzles originated in England almost three hundred years ago, and they are still going strong. In recent years, British puzzle makers have actually introduced new technologies to make sophisticated high-end puzzles more affordable than ever.

The New Wave of Jigsaw Puzzles

The biggest revolution in puzzle making in the last fifty years has taken place in the UK in just the last decade. Ten years ago, the puzzle market was still dominated by the cheap cardboard puzzles that had been developed in the 1930s. These puzzles were so popular because they could be made quickly and cheaply, and cost far less than expensive handcrafted wooden puzzles.

In the 1990s, British puzzle makers got the idea to start using computer and laser techniques to cut puzzles out of wood. This gave them the flexibility to revolutionize the patterns they were cutting into the puzzles, making them as interesting and unique as the patterns that formerly could only be achieved when cutting by hand. The result has been a new line of wooden puzzles that match old-fashioned wooden puzzles in difficulty and in quality.

The real advantage of computer-cut wooden puzzles is that it does not require extensive labor by a trained wood craftsman. This means that complex puzzles can be cut out of wood at a relatively low cost, making the puzzle affordable for the average consumer. If you're looking for a unique puzzle for you or a loved one, you've picked the right time to buy one!


Bookmark and Share