How to Design a Puzzle?

Read our simple step by step guide with templates to design and prepare your puzzle for print with Cloudprinter.com.

Download Aluminium Wall Decoration templates in all available sizes in AI and PDF formats via the link. 

With the help of the templates, you can prepare the file for print in your Adobe Illustrator simply and easily.

*While preparing your file for print, you’ll have to exclude the bleeds layer.

Follow these 5 simple steps to design and prepare your puzzle for print:

  1. Choose a puzzle size.
    To design your puzzle, you'll first need to pick the preferred size for your puzzle.
    For this, check available puzzle sizes and select the one that fits you. Currently, the available size is 480х340 mm (18.897x13.385 in).
  2. Set puzzle bleeds.
    To ensure your puzzle is cut appropriately, don't forget to set the bleeds while designing your puzzle.
    The bleed area makes 5 mm (0.197 in) on each side of your puzzle.
  3. Choose a box size.
    Select from available box sizes. Currently, the available size is 510x408 mm (20.078x16.063 in).
  4. Set folded edges and bleeds.
    To make sure your puzzle box design is printed and cut appropriately, set bleeds — 3 mm (0.125 in) at each side.
    While preparing the box, you'll have to keep in mind folded edges — 15 mm (0.590 in).
  5. Prepare file for printing.
  • Set 300 DPI resolution
  • Choose RGB print
  • Save file in PDF/X-4.

Keep in mind Europe-wide standards and regulations while printing puzzles:

Puzzle with more than 20 pieces up to and including 500 pieces

These puzzles are considered toys for children aged 36 months-14 years, according to the Toys Directive 2009/48/EC. Therefore, you'll have to label your puzzle conforming to the requirements of this Directive.

While designing the box for your puzzle, don't forget to add the required marking on the packaging, making sure it's clearly visiblepermanent, and legible:

  • Identification number, type designation.

Include the barcode of the order number on the Puzzle Box. 

  • Serial number (traceability). 

Add the barcode of the order number to the Puzzle Box.

  • Manufacturer's identification /distributor. 

Add postal address, postal address of the marketer, no Postbox, complete address from your customer. 

Puzzle with more than 500 pieces 

Puzzles with more than 500 pieces are not considered toys and are subject to the ProdSG as consumer goods.

To make sure your puzzle is labeled according to the regulations, don't forget to add the following specifications to your Puzzle Box design.

Remember, the required marking on the packaging must be clearly visiblepermanent, and legible:

  • Identification number, type designation. 

Include the barcode of the order number on the Puzzle Box.

  • Serial number (traceability) 

Add the barcode of the order number to the Puzzle Box. 

  • Manufacturer's identification/distributor postal address 

Postal address, postal address of the marketer, no Postbox, complete Address from your customer. 

Done! Now you can have your puzzle and box printed and delivered as local as possible.