Fingerprint Examination Laboratory


Now a days, Fingerprint Science is one of the most popular and demanding branches of Forensic Science. Everyone knows about fingerprints whether a child or adult. People generally know about fingerprints watching many TV serials like CSI, Dexter and CID, these serials generate their interest for making their career in the field of forensic science and criminal investigation. A Fingerprint is an impression of the friction ridges finds as the raised portion of the epidermis on the palmar (palm), or digits (finger and toes) or plantar (sole) skin. Fingerprint is the science taking imprints of a person's fingers for the purpose of establishing personal identification. Forensic Science has proven that the likelihood of two human beings having the same fingerprints is infinitesimal, and it has been concluded that the process of fingerprinting as a means of establishing personal identification is infallible.

ALFA deals with a wide range of fingerprints services, whether development of fingerprints at crime scene or Fingerprints for VISA and Immigration. For Development and preservation of various types of fingerprints (latent prints, patent prints and plastic prints) our experts use a large variety of physical and chemical methods or techniques. Our fingerprint experts are highly skilled and they have a wealth of many years of work experience from various private and government forensic science laboratories.

Fingerprints are basically classified into three categories: Latent or Invisible Prints, Patent or Visible Prints, and Plastic or Greasy Prints.


ALFA has a group of highly skilled Fingerprint Examiners who have solved and their opinions on many cases related fingerprint science and identification and delivered their best result on many past criminal and civil court cases which make us different form others. We provide our quality marked fingerprint services like:

>> Development of fingerprints from the scene of crime

>> Footprints development

>> Preservation of Fingerprints

>> Lifting of Fingerprints and footprints from crime scene

>> Fingerprint comparison

>> Identification of duplicate fingerprints

>> Examination of Partial or Semi-visible fingerprints

>> Fingerprinting for FBI

>> Fingerprint Fraud and Forgery Detection

>> Fingerprinting for Visa /Immigration purposes

>> Fingerprinting for Criminal Background Checks

>> Fingerprint Consultation

>> Report writing on court cases and many moreā€¦

Our Specialism in Latent Print Examination


As we know the word 'latent' denotes itself means hidden or invisible. In modern usage for forensic science the term latent prints means any chance of accidental impression left by friction ridge skin on a surface, regardless of whether it is visible or invisible at the time of deposition. Electronic, chemical and physical processing techniques permit visualization of invisible latent print residue. Latent prints may exhibit only a small portion of the surface of the finger and may be smudged, distorted, overlapping, or any combination, depending on how they were deposited. For these reasons, latent prints are an "inevitable source of error in making comparisons." As they generally "contain less clarity, less content and less undistorted information than a fingerprint taken under controlled conditions." That's why we hire or recruit only experience candidates to work in the field for proper development, preservation and examination of the fingerprints or footprints.

Steps for taking best fingerprints:

The following steps should be followed by a Fingerprint Examiner while taking fingerprints of an individual:

>> Fingers to be printed must be clean and dry

>> The individual being fingerprinted should stand in front of and at a forearm's length from the fingerprint device

>> Encourage the individual being fingerprinted to relax

>> Grasp the individual's right hand at the base of the thumb with your right hand

>> Ink should cover from one edge of the nail to the other and from the crease of the first joint to the tip of the finger

>> Finger should roll from one side to another on a fingerprint card or device

>> Hand should be rotated from the more difficult position to the easiest position

>> Roll each finger from one margin to another margin of the nail

>> Plain impressions are always printed last and they should be in their proper spaces

>> Complete the individual's information at the top of the fingerprint card. If using live scan, complete the required information.

Note: Special attention must be given when fingerprinting an individual with abnormalities of the fingers, thumbs or hands like Amputations, Bandaged Fingers or Hands, Scars, Deformities, Worn Fingerprints, Extra Fingers and Webbed Fingers.