What Are Fingerprint Cards?

Fingerprint cards are the traditional method of fingerprint collection. Fingerprint cards may be captured either by using ink or live scan fingerprint capture with cards printed.


PrintScan offices stock standard FBI (FD-258) and FINRA fingerprint cards. Fingerprint card services can be provided on any state-specific card. If you require fingerprinting on a form of any kind, other than a fingerprint card, please contact our office for direction.

Fingerprint Card Costs And Delivery

All PrintScan collection locations offer fingerprint card services, but not all locations have card printing capabilities on-site. When scheduling appointments at select locations, you may be required to pay shipping costs.

If you select a location where fingerprint cards cannot be printed, you will have to choose a shipping method. Additional fees for shipping will apply.

All shipping options, except for regular mail, will have tracking.

**We still do ink fingerprinting at corporate owned locations. BUT fingerprint cards are available at all locations.**

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The Fingerprint Card Process

    1. You make an appointment
    2. You get fingerprinted on our live scan machine
    3. PrintScan receives your fingerprint record
    4. An employee scans your record onto a card
    5. We mail you the cards

State Specific Cards

*** Any state specific fingerprint card will need to be sent to us via mail in order for us to take your electronic record and print it onto the card**

If you have a state specific card then please make an appointment and contact us in order to ship your card to our corporate office.

Fingerprint Card Locations

Fingerprint Card Options

First Class Mail

  • Tracking Not Included
  • 8 - 14 Business days

Priority Mail

  • Tracking included
  • 5 - 7 Business days

Express Mail

  • Tracking included
  • 2 - 5 Business Days

Fingerprint Card Service Guarantee

We provide only the highest quality fingerprint card service as our entire staff of Fingerprint Technicians are trained on a state and federal level and held to a higher standard of fingerprint collection.

PrintScan strives to capture the highest quality fingerprints possible. However, there are instances where fingerprint cards are rejected due to low quality images. This is generally due to age or various skin conditions. PrintScan will always provide an additional set of fingerprints at no cost when you provide a notice of rejection.

At PrintScan we use only the highest quality live scan devices and fingerprint capture materials. This makes all the difference with fingers that may be dry or oily and have trouble producing quality fingerprint images.

Reasons For Fingerprint Cards

Fingerprint Cards are generally required for but not limited to the following reasons:

Federal Purposes

Federal Purposes

Most federal agencies

still require traditional fingerprint cards

for employment applications

or other various federal requests.

Out Of State Requirements

Out of State Requirements

When applying for a license or background check

in a state you do not reside in,

fingerprint cards will be required.

Different states require different card formats.

Ink Fingerprinting can be provided

on any card format you need.

Foreign Countries

Foreign Countries

Most foreign countries requesting

your fingerprints will ask you to be

fingerprinted on a card or specific form.

Always be sure to check with

the foreign entity for their procedure.

PrintScan Captures Fingerprints On Cards Labeled Below

  • FD-258 (FBI) Cards
  • FINRA Cards
  • NFA
  • SF-87
  • State Specific Cards
  • Any court related fingerprint forms
  • Any country specific fingerprint forms
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We know you have questions, we can answer them.

Q. How long does it take?

It typically takes about 5 - 7 minutes from the time you are called, until all of your fingerprints have been captured.

Q. Is it messy?

No. We use live scan technology to capture your fingerprints and then print the results onto a card which results in zero mess.

Q. What information do I need to have my fingerprint cards done?

You need a valid state or federally issued form of identification so we can prove your identity. A valid driver’s license or passport is acceptable.

Q. Do I need to bring any documentation to be fingerprinted?

Some agencies require an additional form to be completed by the fingerprint technician. Always make sure to bring everything provided to you by the requesting agency.

Q. What payment do you accept?

We accept any major credit card. (Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express)

Q. How far back does an FBI background check go?

An FBI background check goes back for the entire applicants lifetime.

Fingerprint Card Locations


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      About Us

      PrintScan is a fingerprinting and background screening company offering fingerprinting services worldwide. While serving the general public, PrintScan also specializes in the design and implementation of live scan equipment and software. Corporate solutions, software, and a network of over 700 locations are at our customers fingertips.

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