I have often been asked by Loveprint customers what does a good wax impression look like? That’s a very good question and the answer depends on the age, and even the gender, of the individual. Below are examples of what different impressions may look like.
This is an impression that it is typical of a young child, 1-2 years old for example. The print lines are visible but not strongly defined, also notice the first knuckle crease in the lower portion of the print. This detail is good to have included on the impression because it adds detail and interest to the print
This impression is of an older child, 3-10 years old for example. The print lines are more visible and deeper than they are in the above print. There is still the first knuckle crease in the lower portion of the print, this is typical.
This impression is of a young person, a teenager for example. The print lines are very clear and deeper than the above print and the print is larger in diameter since the thumb of this individual is larger. The ‘whorl’ pattern (typically about a third of the way up from the bottom of the print) is very defined.
This impression is of an adult, notice how defined and deep the print lines are. Typically a male’s print is deeper than a female’s. Also notice that there is no knuckle crease and that there is clearly defined whorl pattern in the lower right hand portion of the print.
As we grow older, our fingerprint patterns begin to fade. An elderly person’s print will typically have very faint print lines and horizontal and vertical creases throughout, like this photo shows.