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How to Collect Fingerprints For Your Pendant

Please Note: COVID-19 continues to create cross boarder shipping delays. We have temporarily suspended our Fingerprint Jewelry Orders.

Keep the fingerprint of someone you love with you always. Each fingerprint pendant is custom made and no two fingerprints or designs are ever exactly alike.

How do I Collect Fingerprints?

You or your funeral director can simply use any ink pad and plain white paper. Black ink works best. Begin by studying the thumb of the person whose print is being taken. Select the area of the finger (any print will work, it doesn’t have to be only a thumbprint) that is the most interesting. It is generally the area on the pad of the thumb where the ridges swirl. This is the area you will want to ink. Lightly touch the inked surface twice and then press downward on the paper. Use more of a tapping motion than a rolling one. When you are satisfied with the look of the practice prints, place five good prints along the bottom of plain white paper or a white card.

Scan your print- lay print flat against scanner glass (you may need to apply gentle pressure to scanner lid) scan at 600 dpi and save in JPG format. Please review your prints, if fingerprints look blurry at 100% on screen, you will probably need to adjust your settings.


You may use a digital fingerprint scanner which many funeral homes have on hand.


Just about any medium can be used to capture a fingerprint, thumbprint, hand print, footprint or paw print. You can use an ink pad, crafter’s ink, makeup or other medium to take the print ~ I have even seen success using the old eye shadow and scotch tape method!


How to Submit Your Prints

If your file is 1 MB or less, use the File Upload feature.

For files larger than 1 MB, place your order, then submit your high resolution digital file in JPG format to with your name, the name of the person who’s prints you are submitting and order number.

Have we mentioned that you’re not limited to just fingerprints?  Check out this paw print of a beloved pet..


I really do feel that it is worth mentioning that you don’t need to wait for a death to occur.  Fingerprint jewelry can commemorate all kinds of wonderful relationships!


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