Supplying print ready files

laser print artwork image
Dynamic Print shows what a foil artwork - vector PDF foil layer
Dynamic Print shows how a composite image shows them what a foil printed job should look like

A composite file or screen shot to show us how the job will look

complete with trim marks showing 3mm (bleed) that will be trimmed off.

A vector based PDF of the digital print

A vector based PDF of the foil print

Hundreds of people supply artwork to us each year. Often they don't understand why we need bleed or what it is. Perhaps a little like the off-side rule in football?


If you get it right it'll save you time. It'll save you money as we won't have to do it for you. Your job will flow through our systems (and any other printer's) without a hitch!

Background pictures or colours that go right to the edge of the sheet. 2mm will be trimmed from your job. You need to allow some waste.


You need to make sure the design extends 'past' the edge where the blade will trim it.



Supplying correct artwork - printing bleed explained

Business cards





Finished size:

85mm x 55mm

105mm x 148mm

148mm x 210mm

210mm x 297mm

297mm x 420mm

Size with 3mm bleed:

91mm x 61mm

111mm x 154mm

154mm x 216mm

216mm x 303mm

303mm x 426mm

Safe area, keep text and borders away from the edge by about 3 to 5mm

Supplying artwork for print? Here we explain 'bleed'

Save money!

You can help keep your costs down by getting a few things ready. Supply text and images

Artwork FAQ's

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  • PROOF?

    If we're doing your artwork do you need a proof? Yes! This is very important - if we proceed with your job without one you could be risking additional costs and delays. Please check EVERYTHING on the proof. Get someone to check it too. It is very easy to miss something because you skim over the proof with distractions around you.

  • Supplying text?

    Supply your text as a Word document or other simple text format. We can copy and paste from this and it saves us typing it up for you.


    Remove the formatting if possible too.


    Supply key points and we'll write the copy for you! We can be rather creative with words. Painting a rich picture of what you do so prospective clients will understand what you can do for them.

  • Supplying pictures?

    Perhaps you want to supply some pictures for scanning, have these removed from their frames if at all possible. If you want to produce your own scans we are happy to offer some suggestions; scan at 240dpi as a minimum for same size or smaller reproductions of the picture.


    If your pictures are to be enlarged for printing you will need to scan at a higher resolution; double the size of the picture and scan at 480 - 600dpi.

Artwork Norwich

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The artwork projects Dynamic get involved in is pretty much all print based. With the addition of preparing artwork for web sites, the production of signs and even art installations.


We layout forms for invoices and delivery notes. From feedback forms and price lists to application forms and envelopes.


Everything created is saved to our archive system, backed up in three places ensuring your files are there when you need us to print the job again with corrections & alterations completed.



Dynamic Print Norwich is the trading name of Dynamic Impressions Ltd based at 7 Page Road, Sweet Briar Industrial Estate, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 2BX.

Suppliers of quality print and graphic design in Norwich. We are Litho printers, Digital printers and Foil printers.

© Dynamic Impressions Ltd 2019