What Is Ink Fingerprinting?
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.
Reasons for Ink Fingerprinting
Most federal agencies
still require traditional ink fingerprints
for employment applications
or other various federal requests.
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.
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.