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What are known prints and what is the best way to collect them?

Known prints are a deliberate recording of a person’s fingerprints/palm prints. 

Known prints can be collected utilizing black printer’s ink on a standard tenprint card or clean white paper.  Known prints may also be collected electronically utilizing a Livescan device and printing the card for submission to the OSBI Latent Evidence Unit.  Please include the person’s identifying information including name; date of birth; signature; and, if on plain white paper, identify the anatomical source (i.e. finger—right thumb, left index, etc.; right or left palm).

Having an individual touch a surface before powdering and lifting the prints is not an appropriate method of collecting known prints.  If known prints are collected in this manner, they will not be examined by the OSBI Latent Evidence Unit.