So its been a while been posts. Horrific attention to such an important part of the business. But I have been anything but idle. I have been attending trade events, getting new distributors up and running, and generally experiencing the complete ‘traffic jam’ of modern, fast-paced life.
One thing you learn from life is that sometimes the best creations are actually unplanned accidents, the law of unintended consequences you might say. Well this happened to me just last month when I had to print a beautiful artwork by Belinda Williams, a portrait of the legendary Mexican artist Frieda Kahlo. The printers had not set the machine to colour and as a result the artwork was printed in greyscale. And it was beautiful!! Naturally the original colour work is no slouch, but in black and white it took on another different look. A life of its own.
Not that the original wasn’t spectacular . . .
Do you like it?
Don’t be shy. Let me know your thoughts.
All the very best to you all, and I’ll be back very soon.
PLATO PUZZLES HIGHER DIFFICULTY JIGSAWS
Currently – as at September, 2018, we are making all our puzzles in 3mm MDF Timber, at standard A4 or A3 size final sizes.
So at 42cms x 29.7cms, the jigsaws are not large . . . BUT we are very high quality saw cutters, and as a result we can create not just beautiful and timeless jigsaws, but also fairly testing challenges.
Whilst the longest challenge may be 4 to 6 hours for a puzzler of adequate skill, (maybe 3 hours for the advanced aficionado).
Yet when we considered the restraints on time and focus in today’s hectic existence, we actually found that for many – this is exactly what they were after.
So if you like difficult, but without the several days or weeks that many challenges involve. Then the Plato Puzzles adult wooden puzzles make an excellent choice.
Also the difficulty level is spot on for school ages 12 to 18. Whether in primary or high school, the range of harder puzzles fit both the space constraints and the time allocation ideal for pupils of these ages.
Our Adult Puzzles come in two styles –
The frame tray puzzle (the puzzle sits in a frame)
A3 JIGSAW SIZES – 100, 125, 150 and 176 pieces
All puzzles include a rear information sheet about the artist, the artwork and the culture that underpins it.
Selected examples of the 176 piece tray puzzles . . .
It took exactly 92 minutes for what I would call a “darn fine” puzzler, (no folks – not me) to finish. Here are some action shots . . .
So needless to say, enormous fun was had by all!! The puzzler felt like she was a victim of paparazzi the way I hassled her through-out the challenge!! Ahhh good times . . .
2. The Floor Puzzle, (the puzzle without a base)
A3 JIGSAW SIZES – 100, 150, 176 and 204 pieces
All puzzles are packaged in the calico “swag bag” and include an A4 size “map” to build the jigsaw and a information card about the artist, the artwork and the culture that underpins it.
An example of a 204 piece swag bag wooden jigsaw puzzle
Tonite’s first blog. Wow its 9pm and I’m still on the computer. Yes the glamorous life of an entrepreneur. Lets face it, its $20 for an entree and $35 for a main out there – so well with a balance sheet to build here, I guess its the two “p’s” for me – pizza and push ups!! I’m not even going to guess what the perverts out there were expecting, but thats pretty innocent. Anyway my blogs will be heading upwards in terms of professionalism and relevance starting tomorrow – promise. Check me out on facebook as well. I’m pretty hopeless with that so its worth a laugh or two. Also can be a great example of a lame attempt at social media.