Fingerprint Quality Tips

Quality Print

Quality Print

The most important aspect of a seamless and efficient fingerprint based background check is the quality of the fingerprints.

Many applicants rely on private companies, who charge a fee, to fingerprint them. Others rely on local law enforcement or corrections agencies to provide this service.

Regardless of where you get fingerprinted, take a moment to look them over BEFORE you leave the premises. Quality prints have some basic characteristics that even the untrained eye can recognize:

  • A square shape
  • Rolled from “nail to nail”, filling in the whole block dedicated for that finger
  • Rolled to include the area just below the first joint of the finger
  • A “detailed” appearance where you can readily see the ridges and features of the print
Example: Fully and Not Fully Rolled Example: Not Rolled

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