An impression kit containing a special putty and full instructions will be sent out to you to allow you to take the prints at your leisure in the comfort of your own home. Each kit will contain enough of the compound to take three impressions so you can choose different fingers or the thumb.
You will receive equal amounts of two different coloured compounds (either blue and white or red and white). Please keep them in their containers until you are ready to use them.
Take the two different coloured putty compounds and mix together with your fingers until they form a uniform colour and there is no streaking or veins. Either roll out the putty onto a flat surface or roll the mix into a ball.
Gently place the finger into the putty as horizontal as possible so that it captures the swirls of the finger, rather than the fingertip. Apply pressure until the finger is about two thirds into the putty depth. Hold for a couple of seconds before gently lifting the finger.
If the putty is too tacky, simply roll the mixture into a ball again and retake the print. You will have a couple of attempts to do this before the putty dries out. Once the fingerprint has been taken, leave the putty to dry (about 5 minutes). Pop them back in the pre-paid envelope provided and send back to me to work my magic. Unless you specify which print you would like to use I will test the prints and choose the best one to use.
An inkless wipe kit will be sent to you to take either hand, foot or paw prints. It is a mess free and very simple way to take prints. You simply open the wipe, wipe the hand/foot or paw and then press on the paper on the side I have marked. Take as many prints as you can so that the best ones can be used. The inkless wipes are non-toxic and completely safe to use. They were developed in the USA to use on maternity wards. If, however, you have your own prints you would like to use, I will simply need a scanned copy emailed to me.
Both kits will include an order form for you to complete with your order details. Please ensure you confirm any inscriptions and any layout preferences. Once the prints are received you will receive an acknowledgement email and the transformation from a print to a piece of keepsake jewellery will begin. Delivery is usually within two weeks of the acknowledgement email. However, please note delivery times may be longer than this at peak times of the year (Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day). If you are local to Braintree Essex then I can arrange to take the prints for you.
Additional kits are available to buy should you require them.