Taking Fingerprints With Pencil

To follow our tips on taking fingerprints using the ‘Pencil Technique’ you will need;

- A pencil
- Plain white paper
- Sticky tape

taking fingerprints with pencil

  1. Check that all fingers are clean and dry

  1. Using the pencil, scribble a square patch on the white paper, going over the same patch again and again

  1. Rub the finger over the pencil mark, this will make a dark mark on the finger

  1. Stick the sticky side of the sticky tape on the fingerprint and gently pull the tape away

  1. Stick the tape onto a white piece of paper

  1. 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 prints 

Once you are happy with the prints, simply return them to us by posting them to our studio address: Hand on Heart Jewellery, Hackthorpe Hall Business Centre, The North Range, Unit 1, Hackthorpe, Penrith, CA10 2HX

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.