Prepare your files
Before you start sending files for printing, make sure they are prepared and labelled in the correct way. After all, we need to know what size, paper surface and how many copies etc.
Read our instructions if in doubt
Connecting to an FTP server
To connect to an FTP server:
- Enter the address of the server into the host field of the Quickconnect bar (ftp.cpldigital.com.au).
- Enter the port of the server into the port field if it is not the default port (21).
- Enter the username and password we sent you, into the corresponding fields.
- Click on Quickconnect or press Enter to connect to the server.
Please notice that the Quick Connect is for... quick connections - so there is no way to edit the quick connections list which stores the last 10 entries. To store FTP server names you should use the Site Manager, instead.
Quick Connect is good for testing the login info before making a site manager entry. Once you connect, you can choose File -> "Copy current connection to Site Manager..." to make a permanent entry. It is usually best to check your login info with Quick Connect before making a permanent entry.
Navigating on the server
After a successful connection attempt, a blank space appears on the right side of the main window. This is the empty space for you to drag/ upload your files.
Navigating on your machine
Navigating on your machine works almost like navigating on the server. The current local directory and the local directory tree are displayed on the left side of the main window by default.
Navigate your local directories to find the files you wish to upload.
To quickly see differences between files on the local machine and the server, choose View > Directory Comparison, and choose either "compare file size" or "compare modification time." (You also hide identical files by checking that option.) Then choose "Enable."
You will now see colour-coded differences between copies of the same file on the different machines.
You can upload a file by double-clicking on it. It will be added to the transfer queue and the transfer starts automatically. To transfer directories and/or multiple files, select them and right-click the selection. Then you can click on Upload in the popup menu.
Let us know you have uploaded
Once your upload is complete you may want to add more images, rename folders or files. You may also want to upload some files now, then some later. This is all fine, but once you are finished, you need to let us know, so sent us an email to email@example.com, and we will access your space and remove the files, ready for processing.
You will also receive an e-mail from us letting you know we have processed your order.