IR-fingerprints

 

IR FLUORESCENT FINGERPRINT POWDERS

fpNATURAL®

Reveal high contrast fingermarks whilst suppressing background interference

Despite the vast quantity of fingerprint treatments currently available, examiners continue to be frustrated by a number of ‘difficult’ substrates.

Multi-coloured and densely patterned backgrounds, reflective metal surfaces and substrates that fluoresce at the same wavelengths as common fluorescent fingerprint treatments, can prevent the successful imaging of fingerprints.

However, when dusted with fpNATURAL® infrared fluorescent powders, interference can be removed to reveal high contrast prints.

 

 

 

 

 

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fpNATURAL® 1 is produced from from a blend of cyanophyta

 

    
Inspired by Nature

Exploiting the IR fluorescent properties of plants and minerals

When seeking materials that would fluoresce in the IR, we initially took inspiration from nature, testing a wide variety of minerals and plant based powders for suitability. Excellent results were achieved using a modified blend of cyanophyta and a bright blue mineral pigment known as Egyptian Blue.

 

fpNATURAL® 1, a plant based fluorescent powder

Cyanophyta or cyanobacteria is a phylum of bacteria that gains its name through its blue/green colour. Often referred to as blue-green algae, there are approximately 2000 species of cyanophyta, the perfect blend of which meets all the requirements to produce an ideal IR fingerprint powder: 

+ Emits bright IR fluorescence under blue/red illumination

+ Rich in IR fluorescent phycocyanin and chlorophyll

+ Non-toxic, safe to use and handle, and easily applied with a zephyr brush

 

fpNATURAL® 2, a mineral pigment based fluorescent powder

Egyptian Blue, also known as calcium copper silicate or cuprorivaite, is best known for its use in ancient Egyptian artwork found on statues, tomb paintings and sarcophagi. A bright blue powder, when viewed in the visible spectrum, Egyptian Blue exhibits strong Near-Infrared fluorescence when illuminated with either Visible or Near-Infrared light. The fpNATURAL® 2 blend of Egyptian Blue offers unique advantages to the fingerprint examiner:

Emits fluorescence under Near-IR illumination

+ Produces a significantly high quantum yield in excess of 10%

+ Ideally suited to covert applications (can be stimulated in the N-IR)

 

 

 

 

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Infrared fluorescence can only be seen using a IR sensitive camera. Bandpassfilters are used to restrict all other wavelengths of light.

 

      Illumination & Imaging

Entry-level and advanced IR Imaging Kits for the crime scene and forensic laboratory

 


fpNATURAL®1 Imaging Kits

fpNatural 1 is stimulated using 'visible' illumination in the blue or red wavebands and emits 'invisible' infrared fluorescence

Standard Imaging Kit

Dual wavelength light source & filter

Advanced Imaging Kit

Crime-lite 82S light sources and filters

Kit includes: 

  • Crime-lite 42S Blue/Red light source
  • AC mains power adaptor
  • 715nm optical viewing filter
  • Accessories

Kit includes:

  • Crime-lite 82S Blue
  • Crime-lite 82S Red
  • AC mains power adaptor
  • 715nm optical viewing filter
  • 780nm optical viewing filter
  • Accessories

Order Code: QCL/FP1/L/S/KIT

Order Code: QCL/FP1/L/A/KIT

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fpNATURAL®2 Imaging Kits

fpNatural 2 is stimulated by 'invisible' Near-IR illumination and emits 'invisible IR fluorescence.

Standard Imaging Kit

Crime-lite 82S 780nm light source & filter

Advanced Imaging Kit

Crime-lite 82S light sources and filters

Kit includes: 

  • Crime-lite 82S 780nm
  • AC mains power adaptor
  • 850nm sharp cut filter
  • Accessories

Kit includes:

  • Crime-lite 82S 780nm
  • Crime-lite 82S Red
  • AC mains power adaptor
  • 850nm sharp cut filter
  • 900nm sharp cut filter
  • Accessories

Order Code: QCL/FP2/L/S/KIT

Order Code: QCL/FP2/L/A/KIT

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Visualisation and Image Capture kits

IR fluorescence emitted by fpNAtural powders is not visdible to the naked eye and can only be viewed via an IR sensitive camera.
Standard Camera Kit

built around the Fujifilm XT-1 IR

Advanced Camera Kit

built around the Nikon D810

Pro-grade UV-Vis-IR camera providing high image quality and detail across the spectral range

  • 16.3 MP camera
  • UV-Vis-IR sensitive from 380-1000nm
  • Supplied with 60mm macro lens

High specification DSLR cameracustom modified to enable full UV-Vis-IR imaging.

  • 36.3MP camera
  • UV-Vis-IR sensitive from 365-1000nm
  • Supplied with 105mm macro lens

Order Code: QCL/FP/FUJICAM/KIT

Order Code: QCL/FP/NIKCAM/KIT

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Impressive Results

 

 

Evidence dusted with fpNATURAL®1,

illuminated with Red light and viewed in the IR

Evidence dusted with fpNATURAL®2,

illuminated with N-IR light and viewed in the IR

AUD $5

Polymer Banknote

C$200

Polymer Banknote

Gift Wrap

Patterned Paper

SGP $10

Polymer Banknote

CAD $20

Polymer Banknote

Juice Box

Glossy Card

RON lei 10

Polymer Banknote 

Cigar Box

Glossy Card

 

 

 

 

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