Macko, Steve. The Advancement of Fingerprint Technology. from http://emernet.emergency.com/fngrtech.htm
as an excerpt from ENN Emergency Services Report. Original published on
11 Jun 1997. Vol 1 No 162.
Abstract: Although the old method of dusting for prints and lifting
them with adhesive tape is still used by evidence technicians, newer methods
are now available that use ultraviolet light, lasers, ans super glue. Computers
can now automatically compare prints against millions of others in a database.
Pulling prints from difficult surfaces like tissue paper is become more
commonplace with new techniques. These new laboratory methods require entire
items with possible prints on them to be collected and sent to the lab.
New techniques also allow for the separation of prints and elimination of
known prints. The article also reviews factors that affect the quality of
prints, such as surface type, atmospheric conditions, and human characteristics.
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