FTP File Upload

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a set of rules that networked computers use to transfer files to and from each other. The best way to accomplish file transfers is with FTP client software (FileZilla, CuteFTP, SmartFTP, etc.). Some are free, others for purchase. Today's web browsers allow you to download files via FTP from within the browser window, which is certainly very convenient, but does not offer much in the realm of flexibility. You can’t upload, force a particular transfer mode, or ask the server any questions. And the security functionality is non-existent.

You use an FTP client to log into an FTP server (our server), navigate the server’s folder structure, and exchange files. That’s pretty much all FTP clients do.

Every P. Chan client will be given an individual FTP folder to upload files to our server. Contact your rep for a username and password to access our FTP server.

Please compress (zip) files, or groups of files, that are over 100 MB before uploading.

There are dozens of very good FTP Client software programs available, all with slightly different features that may fit your workflow perfectly. A few that we recommend are:

FileZilla (Free, Windows & OS X):
SmartFTP (Free 30 day trial, Windows):
CuteFTP (Free 30 day trial, Windows & OS X):
Fetch (Free 15 day trial, OS X):

Username: as given
Password: as given

Spine Width Template

A template is available to calculate your spine thickness, please contact your sales rep for the template.

Also, once a project has been awarded, the printer will make hand bound blank dummies for your reference and this will be sent to you about a week after requested. This will show the actual materials to be used for your project.

Additional Info

Utility For File Compression
StuffIt offers compression, encryption and expansion features. Works with many formats including ZIP, RAR and TAR.

Color Management
As designers and publishers take a more active role in the desktop publishing pre-production workflow, it is critical that accurate color management exists between the designer, publisher and the printer. Learn all about color management here on our site, and at several helpful links.

Answers to some very important questions you may have! And answers to questions you might not have thought of, but will be very happy to know.