Create a Puzzle using Puzzle Maker


Want to create your own rainy day activity? With Puzzle Maker, it only takes a few minutes from start to finish.

When you use Puzzle Maker, exclusive to Glowforge Premium, you can easily turn any piece of art into a puzzle with just a few clicks. Create puzzles out of engraved photos, or challenge yourself to create an original design.

Whatever design you chose, Puzzle Maker turns your design into an activity that anyone can enjoy.


Create a puzzle

  1. Go to, and sign in.
  2. Place the material you want to use on the printer bed of your Glowforge. For best results, we recommend Proofgrade materials such as Plywood, Hardwood, Draft Board or Acrylic.
  3. On the Dashboard, open the design you want to use.
  4. In the workspace, click the artwork to select it.
  5. On the toolbar that appears on the right, click the Puzzle Maker
  6. In the Puzzle Maker window, you can:
      • Set how many pieces you want your puzzle to be by changing the value of rows and columns you want.
      • Turn the Add Frame setting on or off. This setting is off by default. If you turn this option on, a frame and back will be created for your puzzle.
      • Turn the Keep Original Artwork setting on or off. This setting is off by default, and your artwork will be replaced by the puzzle. If you turn this option on, the workspace will keep both the artwork and the puzzle design.
  7. Click Create Puzzle.
  8. Drag your puzzle into place on your material and if you’d like, resize it.

Now print and puzzle! With Puzzle Maker, you can go from idea to finished puzzle in minutes.

Want to show the Glowforge community what you’re creating? We’d love to see. Just share on social using #glowforge so we can applaud your creation.

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