Contact:Sending files

Sending files to American Litho

CD-ROM Many people burn their files to a CD. Your salesperson would be happy to stop by and pick up your disk once it is ready. Simply give them a call and they will set up a time to stop by.

EMAIL If time is of the essence and your files are under 4 MB, you may choose to send them via email attachment. The ability to send these "attachments" is a very powerful tool, but knowing how to prepare the files prior to transfer is imperative to the successful delivery - and use - of that file. Files sent to American Litho via email should be sent to You may want to email your salesperson as well to alert them to the fact that the file has been sent.

HTTP Form Upload your files right from this website using our file upload form. Sending files this way is easy. This method is intended for files under 25 MB in size.

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a different way of exchanging electronic files across the Internet when "time" is a critical factor governing files "having to be there now". To send a file to American Litho via FTP, using either Fetch (MAC) or WS_FTP (Windows), input the following information when prompted:

FTP Host :
User : customer
Password : customer
Directory: pub

Once you have successfully logged in, PUT your files here. Then send us an email to alert us to the fact that a file has been sent.

Note: Files sent via FTP may need to be "stuffed (compressed)." Binhex (Macintosh only) Macintosh files have various "attributes" (ie: icons, creator code, type code) which are stored in a "resource fork". This fork is linked to the actual "data fork" which contains file information. Since the backbone of the Internet is UNIX based, transmission protocols do not fully support the Macintosh file structures, and more often than not, the "resource fork" gets separated from the "data fork" thereby rendering the file unreadable (corrupt) upon finish of transfer. Binhex (binary hexadecimal) is a text encoder application which allows it to be safely sent through virtually any gateway on virtually any platform, without corruption. Binhex utilities add on a .hqx extension (suffix) to the file. Once received, a Macintosh utility called Stuffit Expander will usually execute and automatically decode the .hqx file restoring the resource fork with the data fork. If a PC was used to receive the transmission, WinZip will decode the .hqx file. Either way, the original file structure is preserved and reconstructed in full. Using Binhex or Win Zip is a bullet-proof method of transferring files with guaranteed results!