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