Fluorescent Fingerprint Powders

Fluorescent powders are also used to develop latent fingerprints. These powders fluoresce under ultraviolet light. By Photographing the fluorescence pattern of the developing print under UV light, it is possible to avoid having the colour of the surface obscure the print.

Fluorescent fingerprint kit.

fingerprint developed with fluorescent powder.

Fluorescent fingerprint powders have increased in popularity over the last few years. This increase is the result of the more frequent use of alternate light sources. These lights are helping to find prints that in the past were missed by conventional powders.

Fluorescent powders are much lighter than standard powders due to their smaller particle size. They can be applied with conventional brushes, but it is recommend to use a feathered brush.