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 & FumeTM 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 & FumeTM 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 & FumeTM to develop prints is a simple, two step procedure:
- Step 1 - After placing the Press & FumeTM 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.
- Step 2 - Cyanoacrylate vapors will immediately start fuming from the .125" diameter vents on top of the Press & FumeTM box, and prints will fully develop within five minutes (in a 3 cubic ft. chamber). Press & FumeTM can also be used for developing latent prints inside vehicles, using either two or four Press & FumeTM 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 & FumeTM 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.