This low-cost, disposable cyanoacrylate fuming device is specifically designed for developing latent prints within five minutes, either in the laboratory or at a crime scene.
The innovative design of the Press & Fume™ allows first
responders to process evidence for latent prints at a crime scene.
Prints developed using cyanoacrylate (superglue) are considered strong
and permanent; therefore, after photographs are taken, the evidence can
be transported to the lab without damage to the developed prints.
Press & Fume™ consists of a 4" L x 1.5" W x .75" H cardboard box
with two prefilled, hermetically sealed glass ampoules containing
cyanoacrylate and a high density cotton pad saturated with a catalyst
and accelerant solution, then thoroughly dried.
Using Press & Fume™ to develop prints is a simple, two step procedure:
Step 1 - After placing the Press & Fume™ box in
the bottom of a fuming chamber or cardboard box, simply break the two
ampoules with the ampoule breaker supplied in each case of kits.
- Cyanoacrylate vapors will immediately start fuming from the .125"
diameter vents on top of the Press & Fume™ box, and prints will
fully develop within five minutes (in a 3 cubic ft. chamber).
& Fume™ can also be used for developing latent prints inside
vehicles, using either two or four Press & Fume™ devices, depending
on the size of the vehicle's interior.
Prints developed with
cyanoacrylate fuming will be very light gray or off-white. To enhance
the contrast of cyanoacrylate prints on white or light-colored
backgrounds, prints can be dusted using standard fingerprint powder;
i.e. prints developed on a white coffee cup should be lightly dusted
using black fingerprint powder. Prints developed on multicolored
surfaces can be dusted with fluorescent powder.
Developing prints with Press & Fume™ is easier and faster than
other fuming techniques and virtually eliminates the possibility of
damaging developed prints when evidence is transported back to the lab.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 18 October, 2011.