Ink Fingerprint


Ink fingerprint

American Health Biometrics provides traditional ink card fingerprint for businesses and individual applicants that need this service .  Our FBI Ink Card Fingerprint service is provided to our applicants who need to obtain a nationwide background check from the FBI, and those who need to send their fingerprint images to states outside of California. We provide the highest quality ink printing available for your ID cards.  A standard 8″x8″ FBI fingerprint card, also known as FBI FD-258 card, is normally used. If you do not have the required cards, we will provide them no problem.

Ink Pads

At American Health Biometrics, we use high quality ink pads for our ink card fingerprints. The quality ink we use makes all the difference with fingers that may be dry or oily and have trouble picking up ink and rolling an acceptable print. It is easy to clean and everyone will get a ink remover wipe to clean up with upon completion of being printed.

Fingerprint Cards

The most common fingerprint cards used are pictured on your left side. This is a standard FBI FD258 ink card fingerprint . We always have a large supply of this type and if you do not already have your own we can supply you with what is needed. If you are not sure what kind of fingerprint card you need feel free to call American Health Biometrics and we can point you in the right direction.

Our clients also have the piece of mind knowing that fingerprint cards are prepared by Department of Justice and FBI certified fingerprint technicians.  All FBI cards will be signed by your technician along with their DOJ/FBI Fingerprinting identified certification number.

Live Scan Fingerprint



What is Electronic “Live Scan” Fingerprinting Technology?

    • live scanLive Scan is an ink less, electronic means of capturing fingerprints in a digitized format and then transmitting them to the Illinois State Police and/or the FBI. Previously, fingerprints were taken by applying ink to each finger, then rolling each finger on a fingerprint card. This method was inherently messy and prone to capturing poor image quality. By processing fingerprints electronically, criminal history responses can be provided within a matter of hours if received electronically or 3 -5 days if received by mail.
    • Fingerprints are then searched against the State Of Illinois criminal history database and/or the FBI criminal database (where applicable).
  • Live Scan provides the fingerprint technician with the opportunity to retake a print several times to ensure they are capturing the best image quality possible.


Livescan: (Inkless – Electronic Submission)

$25.00 rolling & transmission fee
Plus Government Processing Fees

Government Processing Fees:

The government processing fees will vary depending on the type of application.

Department of Justice – $32.00
Federal Bureau of Investigation – $19.00
Personal Record Review – $25.00

Processing fees may change without notice.

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