Taking fingerprints using our Ink Print Kits
Taking fingerprints for our Fingerprint Jewellery is now easier than ever with our ink strip fingerprint kits. We have developed an easy way to take very detailed fingerprints prints in your own home using our kit, which comes FREE with every fingerprint jewellery order from Hand on Heart.
The packs will be dispatched within 1 working day from your order being placed and you will receive 1 kit for every print required to make your chosen design. Fingerprint kits can also be bought separately from our Kits & Packs category here.
Watch our video here and follow these simple step-by-step instructions to taking Fingerprints:
1 - Ensure the hand is clean and dry.
2 - Separate the ink strip and place ink side up on a hard surface.
3 - Place the fingerprint printing paper on a table or hard surface, such as a book.
4 - Gently place the finger onto the ink strip.
5 - Lightly place the finger down on the fingerprint printing paper. Do not roll or press hard, the lighter the touch the better and clearer the print.
6 - Repeat the process using a few different fingers, often a thumb will have a more detailed print, however, this really varies between people.
TIP: Use as many fingers as you can – each fingerprint is different.
7 - Wash hands with soap and water and fill in details at the top of the sheet.
If you are struggling to obtain clear prints using our fingerprint kit or you would like to try taking fingerprints before placing an order with us, you can try taking fingerprints using the ‘Pencil Technique’ which is done by using a few simple household items. For step by step instructions, please click here.
Once you are happy with the prints, simply return them to us using the free return envelope provided in your kit to post the prints to us at Hand on Heart Jewellery, Hackthorpe Hall Business Centre, The North Range, Unit 1, Hackthorpe, Penrith, CA10 2HX.
Please note: our FREEPOST address is not a tracked service and Hand on Heart are not held responsible for any prints that may be misplaced in the postal system, therefore, if the prints you are supplying are original copies, we recommend you return your prints using a tracked service.
Remember to label the prints with a name and quote your order number. We will confirm by email that your prints have been received and immediately start work on your beautiful Fingerprint Jewellery or gift (during working hours). We keep a copy of all prints on file for 2 years to make re-ordering jewellery in the future easy.