Definition Edit


A slap fingerprint refers to

[f]ingerprints taken by simultaneously pressing the four fingers of one hand onto a scanner or a fingerprint card. . . . Slaps are known as four finger simultaneous plain impressions.[1]

Overview Edit

"Slap fingerprints have the advantage of enabling much quicker capture of all 10 fingers than individually rolling each finger; however, slaps have the disadvantage of only being plain impressions, whereas rolled fingerprints collect more friction skin data (nail to nail)."[2]

References Edit

  1. Biometrics Identity Management Agency, Biometrics Glossary, at 56 (Ver. 5) (Oct. 2010) (full-text).
  2. Biometrics in Government Post-9/11: Advancing Science, Enhancing Operations, at 70.

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