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Ink Fingerprinting

Traditional ink fingerprinting is one of the most commonly used Fingerprint Innovations services.

What is Ink Fingerprinting?

Ink Fingerprint cards is the traditional method of collecting fingerprints.

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 fingerprints. 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.

Ink Fingerprint Guarantee?

We provide only the highest quality ink printing as our staff is trained by active law enforcement.

At Print Scan we use high quality ink pads. The quality ink we use 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 we use regulate the flow of ink, preventing fingers from becoming overinked and the ink dries almost instantly, helping to prevent smudged fingerprints. It is easy to clean and everyone will get an ink remover wipe to clean up with upon completion of being printed.

Print Scan 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 usually due to age or skin conditions.

Reasons For Ink Fingerprinting

Ink fingerprints are generally required for requests to send fingerprints for

Federal purposes

Many agencies still require the traditional ink fingerprints for their licensing

Out of State

Different states require different card formats. Ink Fingerprinting can use any card format you need.

Ink and Roll

We use the highest quality ink to ensure the best possible rolled image.

Rolled fingerprint

Foreign Countries

The standard federal card is generally not accepted outside of the United States. But almost all countries accept ink fingerprinting

FBI Certified Printers

FD-258 cards are printed utilizing our FBI Certified Fingerprint Card printers and is the same as regular ink fingerprinting.


Fingerprint Innovations can capture your fingerprints electronically or on specific forms such as

  • FD-258 (FBI) Cards
  • FINRA Cards
  • NFA
  • SF-87
  • State Specific Cards
  • Any court related fingerprint forms
  • Any country specific fingerprint forms


These are the prices for our Ink Fingerprint capture

Blank Fingerprint Cards

$ 7.50 per card*
  • *Shipping Not Included

Ink Fingerprinting

Most Popular
$ 45
  • Professional fingerprint capture
  • Two fingerprint cards

Extra Inked Card

$ 20 / card
  • Professional fingerprint capture
  • Each additional fingerprint card

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you have questions, we can answer them.

Q. How long does it take?

It typically takes about 10 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 wipe that we give you.

Q. What information do I need?

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 bring any documentation?

We typically don't need any additional documentation other than your identity documents.

Q. What payment do you accept?

We accept cash, or any major credit card. (Visa/Mastercard/Discovery/American Express)

Get in Touch with us

Still have Questions?

Our HeadquartersDanvers, Massachusettes

Speak to Us (631) 782-1700