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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Fingerprint Mold Tips & Trivia

The fingerprint kit...

Fingerprint Charm Mold Tips:

· If the clay seems dry, roll it in a ball in between your palms to soften it. Then place it back on a flat surface and press the chosen finger in the softened clay.

· You can retry as many times as needed by rolling the clay back into a ball and repeating. The clay will not harden until it’s baked.

· To get a good print, sometimes it helps to imprint closer to the first crease of the finger as opposed to the tip.

· Please make 3 molds per order so that I have something to choose from to get the best impression.

· Once baked, write the clients name on the back of the molds & mail them back to me in a padded envelope for protection.

· If there are cracks or flaws on the mold, they will show up in the finished piece.

· Please make sure that some piece of fingerprint pattern shows up in the clay so that I can make a good charm for you.

· NOTE: You have purchased a piece of commissioned artwork. Each is a one-of-a-kind, mini-sculpture. As with fingerprints, no two will be exactly alike. The finished product is a direct result of the mold I receive from you.

· Due to the highly custom nature of this product there are no refunds, exchanges or returns based on expected finished outcome.
Please call with any questions! Pam Vale 401-265-2311

Fingerprint Trivia!

* First used by the military in 1905, the U.S. Army begins using fingerprints etched on dog tags

* 1907 U.S. Navy begins using fingerprints on dog tags

* 1908 U.S. Marine Corps begins using fingerprints on dog tags

*In may billions of human and automated comparisons, no two fingerprints have ever been found alike

*I ancient Babylon, fingerprints were used on clay tablets for business transactions

*Fingerprints remain the most commonly used forensic evidence worldwide - in most jurisdictions fingerprint examination cases match or outnumber all other forensic examination casework combined

* Fingerprints outperform DNA and all other human identification systems to identify more murderers, rapists and other serious offenders (fingerprints solve ten times more unknown suspect cases than DNA in most jurisdictions).

*Other visible human characteristics change _ fingerprints do not

* The five most common fingerprint patterns are: Whorl, radial loop, unlar loop, arch and tented arch

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