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Fingerprint Photography Workstations

Foster + Freeman fingerprint imaging workstations provide comprehensive facilities for the detection, capture, and enhancement of fingerprints on any surface or background to ensure that maximum detail is revealed.

Fingermark Development System NEW

Cutting-edge technology to develop fingerprints on a range of difficult surfaces including those that have been exposed to extreme heat (discharged bullet casings for example) and items that have been washed ‘clean’ in an attempt to prevent identification.

Fingermark Screening Tool

The first dual Long Wave Reflected-UV/Infrared imaging tool for the detection and photography of fingermarks without the need for chemical treatment; an innovation that has the potential to save hundreds of laboratory man hours.

Fingerprint Imaging Accessory

An innovative new accessory for use with the Crime-lite Imager and DCS fingerprint Imaging systems, the Cylindrical Surface Un-wrapper (CSU) enable the forensic examiner to extract 2D images of fingerprints from a 3D cylindrical surface.

Fingerprint Treatments

Developed in-house at Foster + Freeman, these exclusive treatments offer many advantages over traditional chemical processes.

The Vacuum Metal Deposition Process


Key research has shown that VMD can develop fingermarks on tight weave fabrics. In addition VMD can identify contact areas, e.g. grab impressions, on fabrics with a loose weave, with the possible application to aid targeted DNA swabbing/extraction.

Fingermarks developed by VMD are of a much higher definition (often to 3rd level detail) and have superior contrast than marks developed using the cyanoacrylate fuming technique. The VMD process can also be used sequentially with other traditional techniques making it ideal for cold cases which have been previously processed.