Print-to-Card Fingerprinting Solutions

Print-to-Card refers to the process of either ink fingerprinting someone by applying black ink to their fingers before applying the fingers on the cards or using a livescan system to digitally (no ink) fingerprint someone and then transfer the digital prints to cards. The FBI has specifications for fingerprint quality that govern whether or not the card will be accepted for processing. The FBI offers guidelines on how to fingerprint for best quality. If using a livescan system, that system must be certified by the FBI and that includes having the printer certified with the livescan system. You can find FBI certified systems on the FBI IAFIS Approved Products List. There is a lot of information to look through, but there are search tools. Alternatively, you can just ask us and we can streamline your search process.

What's Included in a Print-to-Card live scan fingerprinting system?

A live scan system is composed of several components. Some of these components can only be provided through the livescan vendor. Other components, such as a computer, printer, camera and hard carry case can be provided by the customer as long as these components meet the minimum system specifications. Here is a list of components required for live scan systems that have the functionality to digitally capture prints and demographic information and print both to FD 258, FD 249 or state fingerprint cards:

  • Live scan software certified by the FBI

  • FBI certified laser printer with 1200 dpi

  • Computer (laptop or desktop PC or workstation)

  • Fingerprint scanner (tenprint) that is certified by the FBI

  • Professional Services to install and configure software on computer

  • System training (remote or onsite)

  • Software Maintenance and Support

  • Hardware Warranty

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