Fingerprint Scanner Solutions

Our livescan fingerprinting machine, paired with fingerprint scanning software, now offers .EFT file creation and scan-to-print technology – no ink, no mess.

Who uses livescan fingerprinting?

Law Enforcement
Property Management
Firearms & Gun Shops

Why use livescan fingerprinting?

Fingerprint-based background checks are considered to be the most secure form of background check and are commonly used for employment in secure industries, state and federal background checks, firearm purchase checks, adoption checks, and other instances when a deeper level of identity authentication is needed than can be provided by a name and SSN search. Fingerprinting equipment allows for digital scans of fingerprints that can be saved as .EFT files or printed with ease. 

No more ink and paper prints
Reduce processing times from months to weeks
Save as .EFT files
Smudge-proof glass
Create multiple sets of prints at once
Auto-populate customer data from a scanned ID

Key Benefits of Livescan Fingerprinting

Livescan fingerprinting is the most innovative way to capture fingerprints


No Ink or Mess

Live scanning fingerprint machines replace the traditional method of using ink and paper to take fingerprints.

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Faster Approval Times

One of the most common uses for livescan fingerprinting is ATF submissions for firearms permits. Using .EFT files can take the approval process from 18 months, to 8 weeks or less.

Less Prone to Error

No more photocopies! Reduce the need for copies and paper with streamlined data capture and sync directly to key systems.

How Livescan Fingerprinting Works

The Kojak fingerprinting machine allows for roll prints which capture the fingerprint from edge-to-edge and give governing bodies the ability to register even partial prints. These are considered the gold standard of fingerprinting.


Scan an ID, or manually enter customer data

Use ID verification to quickly read the ID, and parse customer information into your system. Then take fingerprint scans to consolidate information into one convenient profile. Both ID validation, ID authentication, and fingerprinting equipment integrate easily with VeriScan.

Use the Kojak fingerprint scanner to take digital fingerprints

The Kojak fingerprint scanner pairs with VeriScan Fingerprinting software. The software will guide you through taking fingerprints on all ten fingers, and then roll prints which capture the full print edge-to-edge on each finger.

The software will provide a visual of each print as it is scanned, allowing you to check for quality. Any print can be redone at any time throughout the process.

Export to .EFT

Electronic fingerprint files are now accepted by the ATF. Using this digital format greatly cuts down on approval times.

You can also always print the fingerprints to FBI-certified cardstock for submission to other agencies.

Kojak Fingerprint Livescan Scanner With Printed Cards

Need help choosing a fingerprint scanner?

Our team can quickly assess your needs and help recommend a fingerprint scanner and software solution that will streamline your fingerprinting processes.


Agencies that currently accept .EFT files include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF)

Federal Guidelines for Fingerprint Submissions

To request fingerprint cards or training aids, your agency must have an Originating Agency Identifier (ORI). An ORI is a nine-character number you must use to receive fingerprint supplies and training aids.The FBI does not provide any materials related to taking fingerprints to businesses that do not have an ORI. 
The FBI has approved the use of only specific hardware for taking and submitting fingerprints. 

  • Only two types are cards are approved for printing fingerprints ( FD-249 and FD-258)
  • Only two printers are approved to print fingerprint scans (Lexmark MS421, and HPM404)
  • Only two fingerprint scanning machines are approved (Integrated Biometrics Kojak, Suprema Realscan G10)

Fingerprint Scanning Updates

Fingerprint scanning & identity verification insights and trends

What Is Electronic “Live Scan” Fingerprint Scanning?

Live scan fingerprinting is an electronic method for capturing fingerprints. Fingerprints are required for: Government background checksAdoption applicationsConstruction industry licensingInsuranceBusiness applicationsSocial servicesState and federal employment…

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