Taking Fingerprints (Pencil Technique)
Taking fingerprints for our Fingerprint Jewellery is a different process to our Handprint Jewellery. We have developed an easy way to take very detailed fingerprints prints in your own home using a few simple household items.
Have a look at the fingerprints, can you see any detail? You want to capture any swirls and twirls in the fingerprint which are normally lower down from the tip of the finger. Everyone is born with fingerprints, however usually fingerprints don't become defined until a child is around 6 years old. This isn't always the case so for any child, we recommend taking the prints before ordering so you can judge the detail yourself.
To follow our tips on how to take fingerprints you will need;
- A pencil
- Plain white paper
- Sticky tape
1. Check that all fingers are clean and dry
2. Using the pencil, scribble a square patch on the white paper, going over the same patch again and again
3. Rub the finger over the pencil mark, this will make a dark mark on the finger
4. Stick the sticky side of the sticky tape on the fingerprint and gently pull the tape away
5. Stick the tape onto a white piece of paper
Repeat the process using a few different fingers, often a thumb will have a more detailed print, however this really varies between people. You will be able to see the detail under the sticky tape, please check that you are happy with the print.
Once you are happy with the prints, you have 2 options on how to forward them to us;
Email - You can email a hi-resolution image to firstname.lastname@example.org
Post - You can post the prints to Hand on Heart, White Ox, Inglewood Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8QN
Remember to label the prints with a name and quote your order number.
Once we receive the fingerprints, we will let you know and start work on your beautiful Fingerprint Jewellery or Gift. We keep a copy of the prints on file for 2 years so re-ordering in the future is easy!