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FTP is good for sending small files such as correction pages and reprints, Coomes said. "The time factor is a huge benefit for us, as well as for the printer," he declared, noting that FTP transmissions take only about an hour.
Mercury Vault, Coomes said, is used for larger files, providing information to printers anywhere in the country. This secure Web site allows the company to assemble a book's content in folders, and keep them organized (folders within folders), as well as keep profiles on the printers with which Microsoft Press works. Printers are given access based on those profiles. "We can post all of our files, but whoever accesses them only has privileges to certain files," Coomes said.