Sending Files Electronically



Uploading files to our FTP site is an easy and inexpensive way to send your files to HHS Printing Services. Before you can send files this way, you must have a program that will access ftp sites. Please see the section below on FTP clients for links to such software.

We use a secure server for FTP uploads.

You will need to contact a representative of HHS Printing Services to obtain login information.

Please incorporate the printing request job number in your file name for easier recognition.

What is FTP?

FTP, or file transfer protocol, is a simple and secure way to exchange files over the Internet. Whether you know it or not, you most likely use FTP all the time.

To make an FTP connection you will use a dedicated FTP software program, commonly referred to as an FTP "client."

What is an FTP Client?

An FTP client is software that is designed to transfer files back-and-forth between two computers over the Internet. It needs to be installed on your computer and can only be used with a live connection to the Internet.

HHS Printing Services recommends using either Cyberduck (Macintosh) or DSHS Secure FTP Server (Windows) for uploading and downloading files to and from our FTP site. Both programs are relatively easy to use.

Note: regardless of the FTP client used, please make sure that you select binary mode when uploading your file(s) to our server. This will ensure that your file(s) arrive as they were intended.

Documents in PDF format require the use of the free Adobe Reader, which can be downloaded from Adobe Systems, Inc. You can also download the free Acrobat Accessibility Reader for PDFs.

Last updated February 27, 2017