Taking fingerprints for our fingerprint jewellery is actually pretty easy. The best results are achieved using our ink fingerprint kits, which capture fingerprints in glorious detail. Its really as simple as dabbing your finger on the ink strip and pressing on the paper, and our kits allow you to capture many fingerprints so keep going until you get one you like! Our kits use forensic quality ink fingerprint strips that reveal great fingerprint detail and these will give the best results. When you place an order for fingerprint jewellery, you can request an ink fingerprint kit be provided under the dropdown options on each listing.
Sometimes though, there isn't time to wait for a fingerprint kit to arrive by post. In these circumstances there are ways you can take fingerprints for our jewellery without a fingerprint kit.
Most of us have a pencil, paper and sellotape at home, and this is all that is needed to take fingerprint. Simply colour in a patch of paper with the pencil, going over the same patch repeatedly to get a good build up of colour. Then rub the paper - pencil side up - on the finger to be printed, until the finger is black from the pencil. Then press a piece of sellotape onto the finger, so the sticky side is touching the finger, then remove the tape gently and stick down onto a piece of white paper. You should be able to see the fingerprint pattern captured in pencil on the sticky tape.You can find more detailed step-by-step instructions here.
Alternatively you can use an ink pad. If you have children you may already have an ink pad at home which can be used - it doesn't matter what colour it is. If you live near a store like Hobbycraft, you will be able to pick up an ink pad there. It's best to use a smooth paper, like your normal printer paper and make sure you give the ink time to dry once you have taken your prints. Each time you add ink to the finger being prints, try to take several prints until the ink runs out, this will give you a selection of dark to light prints, some willl reveal more detail than others.