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What Is Ink Fingerprinting?


Ink fingerprinting is the traditional method of collecting fingerprints that is still used for many reasons today.

A person’s fingertips are rolled in ink to cover the entire fingerprint area. Then each finger is rolled onto prepared cards from one side of the fingernail to the other. These are called rolled impressions. Finally, all fingers of each hand are placed down on the bottom of the card at a 45-degree angle to produce a set of plain (or flat) impressions.

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We provide only the highest quality ink printing 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 ink 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 ink pads available. This makes all the difference with fingers that may be dry or oily and have trouble picking up ink and rolling an acceptable print. The ink pads regulate the flow of ink, preventing fingers from becoming over-inked and causing smudging. The ink dries instantly onto the fingerprint cards, allowing your request to be submitted immediately. Best of all, the ink is easy to remove from fingertips upon completion of being fingerprinted!


Ink fingerprints are generally required for requests to send fingerprints for:

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Federal Purposes

Federal Purposes

Most federal agencies

still require traditional ink fingerprints

for employment applications

or other various federal requests.

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Out Of State Requirements

Out of State Requirements

When applying for a license or background check

in a state you do not reside in,

ink fingerprinting will be required.

Different states require different card formats.

Ink Fingerprinting can be provided

on any card format you need.

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Foreign Countries

Foreign Countries

Most foreign countries requesting

your fingerprints will ask you to be

fingerprinted on a card or form of some kind.

Always be sure to check with

the foreign entity to be sure

you're using the correct form.

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Prefer Live Scan?

Prefer Live Scan?

PrintScan offers electronic fingerprint capture

and uses FBI certified card printers

to generate as many fingerprint cards

as you might need! These cards

are considered equivalent to

traditional ink fingerprinting.



  • 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?

The ink we use comes off quickly with a special wipe that removes all ink residue.

Q. What information do I need to have my fingerprints 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 cash, or any major credit card. (Visa/Mastercard/Discover/American Express)

Areas We Serve

  • New York
  • Miami, FL
  • Boston, MA
  • Dallas, TX

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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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