1-Stop Fingerprinting

Providing Superior Live Scan Fingerprinting Services in Miami, FL

Live Scan Fingerprinting

What is Live Scan Fingerprinting?

Live Scan is the electronic technology that allows the capture of ink-less fingerprints. Using digital optics instead of ink ensures that we are able to capture and transmit fingerprints with superior clarity and detail, thus reducing errors.

Our Live Scan equipment includes a PC workstation, a fingerprint capture device, and a digital camera. With this simple but specialized set-up, we are able to quickly and conveniently transmit your fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), which then checks them against national and state criminal databases. Within 5-7 business days, the FDLE sends the results of this check to the agency that requested your background check.


What is Live Scan used for?

Live Scan has almost entirely replaced the traditional ink-based fingerprinting processes. Every time an individual’s fingerprints are submitted, they are subjected to a Level 2 background check, which simply means that they are compared with national criminal history records. Employers and licensing agencies often request a Level 2 Background Check to ensure that the individuals that they are hiring do not have criminal histories.


How does it work?

The entire Live Scan process takes about 2 minutes. Applicants’ fingers are individually rolled against a specialized glass screen that scans the fingerprints and converts them into a digital image. The image is then encrypted and securely sent to an authorized government agency so that a Level 2 background check can be conducted. Finally, the results of the background check are sent to the agency requesting fingerprinting.


What are the Benefits of Live Scan fingerprinting?

There are 3 major advantages to this new technology in the field of fingerprinting:

1.     No mess with ink.

2.     Increased accuracy..

3.     Significantly faster processing.

Fun Fact:

The pattern of your fingerprints will remain the same throughout your life.

Every Fingerprint is One of a Kind

So what are fingerprints?

Fingerprints are made up of several skin layers that are used to grip objects. These impressions are like snowflakes, meaning no two are alike. Everybody’s patterns are perfectly structured in a unique way. In fact, there’s a 1 in 64,000,000,000 (billion) chance that your fingerprint matches up with another individual, or koala. Yes koala! Professionals say that a koala’s fingerprint is almost identical to a human print, though having 4 thumbs.


There are 3 basic fingerprint patterns. The most common is Loop, followed by Whorl and Arch. The differences between the three are minor; however, very recognizable if you know the patterns. See for yourself.







Some people say that, along with the patterns come characteristic traits. See if your prints line up with your personality.

·      Loops – flexible, adaptable, easy-going, highly receptive, impressionable, unfocused, and team players.

·      Whorls – independent, inflexible, original, and highly focused.

·      Arches – down to earth, practical, responsible, reserved, and consistent.


Wondering which one fits your character?

How about making a visit to 1-Stop Fingerprinting in Miami, FL, where our modern electronic LiveScan can help with your employment, and curiosity. One of our LiveScan fingerprintng specialists will take care of everything as quickly and conveniently as possible.

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“Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch” – Judy Blume.