Latent prints on specular surfaces

fingerprint on mirror detected with eviscan

MIRROR

Glass, specular
3 Minutes

fingerprint on sunglasses detected with eviscan

SUNGLASSES

Plastic, convex
6 Minutes

fingerprint on laptop display detected with eviscan

LAPTOP DISPLAY

Glass, toughened
7 Minutes

 

Acquiring latent prints from mirrors and other specular surfaces involves a difficulty: How to photograph latent prints and make them available for AFIS databases when the exhibit’s surface reflects camera and photographer?

Such problematic exhibits could be various items made of glass and mirror glass as well as polished metals or lacquered surfaces. Here, EVISCAN helps as its workspace diminishes disturbing light reflections.

 

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