FILE TRANSFER GUIDELINES
Your filename format is determined by our Prepress Department and is provided to you via email prior to commencement.
In order to successfully upload files to our FTP Server your files must be named as follows:
Files must be named according to the protocol for our automated imposition placement to work otherwise your files might
not upload to the server successfully and you will recieve a ‘Permission Denied’ message.
Please upload ONLY single page files to the FTP server. These must only contain individual pages (i.e. no spreads).
Your filename format is generally comprised of:
- The JobID (might contain your FTP Username as the prefix or coincide with it)
- The Job Short-Name a.k.a Publication Identifier (if required)
- The Issue's Publication Date in the following numeric format
- yyyymmdd The year, month and day (for daily publications)
- yyyymm The year and month (for monthly publications)
- yyyy The year (for yearly publications)
- A Part Identifier for publications that contains multiple page ones (ex. COVER, BODY, INSERT, ONSERT) (if required)
- The Page Identifier latin character ‘p’
- Followed by the Page Number in 3-digit format (example ‘123’)
- Ensure the filename's extension is ‘.pdf’
If further clarification is required do not hesitate to call the Prepress Department on (02) 9549 1186 or alternatively send them an email at email@example.com
Files may be submitted via FTP. The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer computer files between a client and server on a computer network.
FTP software such as FileZilla speeds up your file transferring process and provides you with detailed information on the progress of the uploading procedure. You may obtain FileZilla for free from the following address: https://filezilla-project.org/
An FTP username and password is required to connect to our FTP servers and will be provided to you by the Spotpress Prepress Department.
The suggested settings for Filezilla are:
Host: ftp.spotpress.com.au Port: 21 Encryption Use explicit FTP over TLS if available Logon Type: Normal User: (The username provided to you) Password: (The password provided to you)
Files may be submitted using your internet browser by visiting the following address: https://ftpupload.spotpress.com.au/
This website acts as an FTP client and will connect you to our FTP server. An FTP username and password are still required
to connect to our FTP servers via the browser and will be provided to you by the Spotpress Prepress Department.
Using this method eliminates the need to install dedicated FTP software onto your computer but lacks the ability to view detailed
information like file transfer speeds that a high-end user might require.