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Louisville Ink Fingerprinting

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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Systems you can trust

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.

Reasons for Ink Fingerprinting

Federal Purposes

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.

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.