New FTP Instruction

Download Our Pre-Configured FTP Client For Microsoft Windows XP and 2000
(Windows: executable version see DOWNLOAD notes below)

Update: With Google Drive, Drop Box, U send it and the fact that our email will take a 20 megabyte file, Sending files via FTP may become a thing of the past.

See our LINK page for shareware or paid programs.
Note: When sending your project over we have less problems if  you compress your files into ONE   file. The compression program  we use is Stuffit.   Pdfs, jpegs, most MS products don’t seem to be affected

Generic FTP Instructions: 
FTP LOGIN anonymous
FTP LOGIN Your Login

Microsoft Windows FTP Instructions: Make sure you are using MS explorer 5.0 or better, on the Mac or the IBM. Only  MS Explorer has a built in FTP client.   Most other browsers will require a plug in or a separate FTP client.
FTP LOGIN anonymous
FTP LOGIN Your Login
Download Our Pre-Configured FTP Client
(Windows: executable version)
Download Our Pre-Configured FTP Client 
(Windows: zipped version )

Why can’t I download my file?
Wouldn’t it be nice if, when you clicked the Download Now button, the file just landed on your desktop? Sadly, because of spyware and hacker threats, your Internet browser may disable automatic downloads. Though that keeps unscrupulous sites from installing “drive-by downloads,” it does add a step to the process.


For example, the latest versions of Internet Explorer (Windows XP Service Pack 2) pop up a little yellow bar at the top of the screen that informs you a download has been blocked. To continue the download, you can right-click that bar (called an information bar), and select Allow this download. Once you do that, you’ll see a dialog box that asks you to approve the download–redundant, of course, but secure. Mozilla Firefox users will just see the dialog box.

Where did my download go?
One of the biggest problems with downloading files is figuring out where they go once they’re on your hard drive. Creating and using a download folder eliminates that problem. Right-click your desktop and hover your mouse pointer over New until a menu pops up. Select Folder from that menu to create a new folder on your desktop. When the folder appears, its name, New Folder, should be highlighted already, so you can just type your name for it, such as Downloads. Though you don’t need to leave this folder on your desktop, make sure you remember where you put it. When you start downloading a file, your computer will ask you where you want it to go; specify your download folder, and you’ll always know where your files are.

Linux/Unix FTP Instructions: 
Consult your Network Administrator or call Renton Printery at (425)235-1776 and ask to speak with your Customer Service Representative.

Mac OSX FTP Instructions: 

  1. Under the “GO” menu, highlight “Connect to server…”
  2. At the bottom of the dialogue box, in the address line, type in“”
  3. Another dialogue box will open prompting you for a name and password. The name is “myfile”, the password is “yourfile”. Press “OK’ after you have entered the information.
  4. The next dialogue box should have the drive “incoming” selected. When you hit b”ok”an icon of our FTP server will show up on your desktop. Double click this icon to viewthe contents.
  5. Place your folder containing your files (please label your folder clearly) into the folder labeled “drop box”. This is the only place you will be able to leave your files. When you drop your files on the drop box, you will get a message saying “You do not have permission to see the results of this operation. Do you wish to continue?”. Press “OK”.
  6. Files will now start copying to our server.
  7. You can create an alias of our FTP Server on your desktop. Simply double click the alias in the future, and the prompt for name and password will come up.

Mac FTP Instructions: 
Newer versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape do not support FTP on a Mac platform.
If you need a ftp client, try the links below
Fetch, click here to get the software 
Filezilla for Mac (free) Download Mac OS X

Step 1: Connect to the Renton PrinteryFTP Server
Activate Fetch and click on New Connection under the File menu. Enter in the Host field. Enter myfile in the User ID field. Enter yourfile in the Password field. Uploads should be typed in the Directory field. Click OK.
NOTE: Refer to fetch documentation or help screens save your connection information as a bookmark
NOTE: If you receive an error while attempting to connect to the FTP site, please click “Customize” on the Fetch menu and then “Preferences”, Otherwise proceed to step two.
NOTE: Click the tab entitled “Firewall” and place a check in the box “Use passive mode transfers (PASV)” and try the connection again.
If you still do not connect, consult your Network Administrator or call Renton Printery at (425)235-1776 and ask to speak with your Customer Service Representative. 

STEP 2: Uploading Files

  1.  In the left-hand side of the Fetch Window, is a list of files and folders currently in the uploads directory of Double clicking on a folder icon will display the contents of that folder. This should only be done if you are uploading a file to a particular folder in the uploads directory.
  2. Click the Put File button.
  3. Fetch will ask you to locate the file you want to transfer. When you have found the file, click the Open button.
  4. You will be asked to enter the name you want the file to have on the remote host. Enter the name you want to use. Be aware that most operating systems (especially unix) do not work well with files that have spaces in their names or if they do not have a extension at the end of their name (myfile.psd).
  5. Click the OK button to start the transfer of the file from your computer to the FTP server. Once the tranfer is complete, close Fetch.

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