Fingerprint lifting 

Materials 

  • Black powder, paper, clear lifting tape, and a brush 

    Steps to lifting a latent finger print

    1. Find the print 
    2. Put black powder on a plate 
    3. Use the brush to collect the powder 
    4. Lightly twist the brush in a circular motion on the print 
    5. Keep doing so until the print is visible and so is the minutiae 
    6. Take a piece of clear tape and place it over the print
    7. Rub the tape down and lift up gently 
    8. Place the tape on a surface that makes the minutiae visible 

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