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Basic Red 28 is a red dye used with a forensic light source or uv lamp after cyanoacrylate development of latent prints. Available as a premixed liquid or a pre-measured concentrate to be mixed with one liter of petroleum ether or methanol. > More
#A-2652 - Size: 25g - Price: $15.50   
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Physical developer is a silver-based aqueous reagent that reacts with the components of sebaceous sweat in latent fingerprints to form a silver-gray deposit. Physical developer is superior in sensitivity to many silver nitrate products presently in use. It can be used to develop latent prints on paper and other porous materials. Normally, physical developer is used on latent prints after they’ve been treated with ninhydrin. Just mix the solutions and immerse documents in the mixture. Rinse and wait for prints to develop. A technical information sheet and procedure recommendations are included with each set, which includes A and B solutions.  > More
#A-2622 - Size: 1 liter - Price: $76.44   
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The Sudan Black method of fingerprint development relies upon the presence of oils and other sebaceous materials present in latent prints. One of the best methods you can use on greasy or waxy nonporous surfaces such as glass, metal, milk cartons, interiors of gloves, and candles. The resulting print development is a dark blue black. Available as ready to use premix liquid. > More
#A-1602 - Size: 30g - Price: $35.40   
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DFO is a ninhydrin 99.9% pure analogue which also responds to amino acids in prints and is used to develop latent prints on paper with better results than ninhydrin processing alone. A laser or forensic light source will cause the latent prints developed with DFO to show fluorescence.  > More
#A-3138J - Size: 5g - Price: $370.45   
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This engineered fluid is a carrier solvent for Ninhydrin or DFO in latent fingerprint development on porous surfaces. Novec fluid is a non-flammable solvent that when mixed with Ninhydrin or DFO develops crystal clear prints. > More
#A-HFE7100 - Size: 1 gal - Price: $415.85   
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An extremely sensitive amino acid reported to develop 46% more latents than DFO. Developed prints may be enhanced with Zinc Chloride/HFE-7100 dropper or dip method and visualized under green ALS light 530nm with dark orange or red filtration. Supplied as pre-measured liquids which are combined before use. HFE-7100 based. > More
#A-3148B 1,2 Indandione - HFE 7100 Formula
      100ml - $62.30   
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Rhodamine 6G is one of the best dyes to use with cyanoacrylate developed latents and a laser or forensic light source. Available as a premeasured concentrate to be mixed with one liter of solvent. > More
#A-26481 Rhodamine 6G
      25g - $15.50   
#A-PF045 Reagent Alcohol
      1L Premix - $29.99   
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Acid Yellow 7 stain is one of the newer and more effective fluorescent stains used to enhance bloody footwear and fingerprint impressions on nonporous surfaces. Staining reveals a yellowish colored print which fluoresces under blue-green light (400-490 nm). When lifted with a white gelatin lifter the impression will often reveal enhanced fluorescence. > More
#A-1521B Acid Yellow 7 Concentrate
      25g - $29.95   
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Amido black is an effective blood reagent when latent or difficult to see blood stains are present. AB will develop exceptional fine detail as needed in bloody fingerprints and footwear impressions. Amido black reacts with blood proteins to create a deep blue color change. The water based formulation includes a blood fixative in the ready to use application, perfect for crime scene processing. The methanol based formulation will develop sharper detail in the three part application, this technique is more suitable for lab processing. The methanol formula requires evidence to be fixed prior to the application of AB. For crime scene use apply directly to suspected stains. Non-Porous surfaces tend to yield the best results with Amido black and require little or no over stain rinsing. An application using a wash bottle is preferred for the completeness of coverage over spray methods. Lab processing requires the evidence to first be treated with a blood fixative. The item(s) should then be submerged in the Methanol based formula cascading the reagent across the suspected stains. Items should then be placed in the rinsing tray and gently flow the rinse across the evidence until the impressions become clear. Once desired clarity is achieved a final rinse is suggested in fresh rinsing solution followed by a distilled water bath. > More
#A-2696 Amido Black Crystals
      25g - $11.50   
#A-269216 Amido Black Pump Spray
      16 oz ((Crime Scene Use Only. Use water for rinse.)) - $29.50   
#A-26921LW 1L, Aqueous Mix
      1L ((Crime Scene Use Only. Use water for rinse.)) - $38.50   
#A-2692M Amido Methanol Mix
      500ML ((Lab Use Only. Use A-2661 as methanol rinse)) - $32.50   
#A-26921LM Amido Methanol Mix
      1L ((Lab Use Only. Use A-2661 as methanol rinse)) - $42.50   
#A-2661 Amido Black Methanol Rinse/Destain
      1L ((use as rinse with Amido Black Methanol Pre-Mix Only: A-2692M, A-26921LM)) - $34.60   
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Wetwop™ is a pre-mixed liquid that is applied to the adhesive side of tape with a camelhair brush. It can be used to develop prints on any adhesive surface, such as masking, duct, clear, cellophane, brown packaging and nylon reinforced strapping tapes. Wetwop™ produces excellent friction ridge detail results and has an indefinite shelf-life. No mixing is required when using Wetwop™. > More
#A-1-0271 Black Wetwop™
      100ml - $31.95   
#A-1-0272 White Wetwop™
      100ml - $31.95   
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An extremely sensitive amino acid reported to develop 46% more latents than DFO. The consistency and quality make this the best in the industry. 99% purity.  > More
#A-2784 1,2-Indanedione
      1g - $31.50   
#A-2785 1,2-Indanedione
      5g - $143.85   
#A-2788 1,2-Indanedione
      10g - $250.25   
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Silver Nitrate is generally used on porous materials after Ninhydrin processing. Silver Nitrate reacts to the chlorides present in latent prints forming a dark brown image after exposure to sunlight or uv light. > More
#A-2674 Pump Spray
      8oz - $29.95   
#A-2674C Crystals
      25g - $115.95   
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RAM dye stain is a fluorescent mixture of Rhodamine, Ardrox, and MBD. Use RAM with a forensic light source after processing with cyanoacrylate. Particularly useful in the enhancement of CA developed prints on plastic bags. RAM enhanced latent prints are visualized between 415 nm and 530 nm, making it ideal for use with a wide variety of forensic lights sources.  > More
#A-26581 - Size: 500mL - Price: $23.10   
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This mixture of Basic Red 28, Ardrox, and Basic Yellow 40 provides a wide range of fluorescence with cyanoacrylate developed prints. Available as a premix liquid. > More
#A-26561 - Size: 500mL - Price: $21.10   
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Small Particle Reagent (SPR) is quick, inexpensive and effective on fresh fingerprints. SPR is composed of finely ground particles suspended in a detergent solution. These particles adhere to the fatty constituents of latent fingerprints to form a visible deposit. Latent prints developed using this method may be lifted using standard lifting mediums. A-SPR100 consists of 3 - 500ml bottles of Dark Small Particle Reagent.  > More
#A-SPR100 - Size: 3) 500mL Bottles - Price: $33.70   
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Aqueous Leuco Crystal Violet is a highly sensitive, presumptive test for the presence of blood. This compound is ideal for developing visible and invisible blood traces, fingerprints and footprints on virtually any surface. The A-PF024 kit contains the materials needed to prepare a 16oz working solution.

  • Can be used to stain blood marks on shoeprints, swipes and other areas
  • The shelf life of these solutions before mixing is one year
  • Once mixed will last three to six months and needs to be refrigerated  > More
  • #A-PF024 Aqueous Leucocrystal Violet Kit w/ Spray Bottle
          16oz Working Solution - $32.90   
    #A-PF026 Aqueous Leucocrystal Powder
          25g - $17.99   
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    Our DFO Premix Solutions are sold in 1L brown nalgene bottles. Available in HFE-7100 or Ether based mixtures. DFO (1,8-Diazafluoren-9-one) is used to develop latent prints on porous surfaces. D.F.O. reacts to the amino acids present in a latent fingerprint. The resulting prints will fluoresce with the use of a forensic light source. DFO may be applied by either dipping or spraying.  > More
    #A-DFO1LE Ether-Based Pre-mix
          1L Bottle - $275.00   
    #A-DFO1L-HFE HFE-7100 Based Pre-mix
          1L Bottle - $355.00   
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    The classic method for developing latent prints on paper and other porous objects. > More
    #A-3125NIN2 Aerosol Spray
          200 mL - $35.50   
    #A-2643 Aerosol Spray
          16oz - $19.50   
    #A-2679 Ninydrin Crystals
          25g - $25.50   
    #A-PF082 HFE 7100 Based Formula Premix
          8oz - $77.87   
    #A-PF036 Methanol Base Premix Liquid
          250mL - $18.75   
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    Preferred method for processing thermal paper and items sensitive to heat. May be used on any porous item needing latent development. May be especially useful on colorful backgrounds since there is high fluorescence when viewed with ALS. Best results usually visualized between 475nm and 515nm with an orange barrier filter or glasses. > More
    #A-PF038 - Size: 8.5" x 11" (1 pack (2 sheets)) - Price: $18.75   
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    ThermaNin is a ninhydrin derivative for developing fingerprints on thermal paper. Regular ninhydrin and DFO solutions are either based on polar solvents (like acetone or ether) or contain them. These turn the top (active) layer of thermal paper gray or black. Research has found that hemiketals of ninhydrin are soluble in petroleum ether (or other apolar solvents like pentane, heptane) without the need for addition of polar solvents. ThermaNin develop fingerprints on thermal paper without darkening of the surface. > More
    #A-B79810 Thermanin
          1g - $10.21   
    #A-B79850 Thermanin
          10g - $84.21   
    #A-B79860 Thermanin
          25g - $183.95   
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    Basic Yellow 40 is a yellow dye used with a forensic light source or uv lamp after cyanoacrylate development of latent prints. Basic Yellow fluoresces well between 365 and 485 nanometers. > More
    #A-26501 Concentrate
          25g - $23.95   
    #A-2650 Premix
          1 liter Pre-mix - $32.00   
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    DFO is a ninhydrin analog used for developing latent prints on porous surfaces. Its fluorochrome properties make it especially useful on multicolored surfaces where the background would interfere with subsequent photography. DFO reacts with the amino acid content of fingerprint residue, and it will not interfere with subsequent analysis using ninhydrin, silver nitrate or physical developer. In fact, some labs report that DFO use improves the results gained with ninhydrin. According to the “Manual of Fingerprint Development Techniques” published by the Police Scientific Development Branch of the British Home Office, DFO will develop more fingerprints than ninhydrin. Testing in the U.S. indicates that DFO will develop 2 1/2 times as many prints as ninhydrin. Other testing indicates that DFO is also effective for developing latent blood prints. On occasion, DFO will produce lightly colored (pink) latent prints, but its real strength is in its fluorescent properties. DFO fluorescence may be produced using ultraviolet light, and other alternative light sources. DFO is now packaged in a pump spray which contains 100ml of pre-mixed reagent for better control and less waste. DFO in crystal form is available for those labs preparing their own formulations.  > More
    #A-DFS200P - Size: 100ml Dropper - Price: $41.80   
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    While mixing your own solutions may not be quite as easy as using a spray can off the shelf, it is significantly less expensive and generally more effective for developing latent prints. A number of different solutions may be prepared, depending on the specific application involved and your comfort in mixing chemicals. Different solutions have different characteristics, as well as different advantages and disadvantages.  > More
    #A-1720 Acetic Acid
          2.5L (ACS Grade) - $85.71   
    #A-1720C Acetic Acid
          Case of 6 2.5L Bottles (ACS Grade) - $416.65   
    #A-1722 Acetic Acid
          2.5L Bottle (HPLC Grade) - $105.50   
    #A-1722C Acetic Acid
          Case of 6 2.5L Bottles (HPLC Grade) - $466.66   
    #A-1712 Acetone
          4L (ACS Grade) - $45.50   
    #A-1723C Acetone
          Case of 4, 4L Bottles (HPLC Grade) - $265.70   
    #A-1724 Chloroform
          4L (ACS Grade) - $85.50   
    #A-1724C Chloroform
          Case of 4, 4L Bottles (ACS Grade) - $295.00   
    #A-1721 Chloroform
          4L (HPLC Grade) - $165.00   
    #A-1721C Chloroform
          Case of 4, 4L Bottles (HPLC Grade) - $625.00   
    #A-1725 Ethyl Acetate
          4L Bottle (ACS Grade) - $125.00   
    #A-1725C Ethyl Acetate
          Case of 4, 4L Bottles (ACS Grade) - $400.00   
    #A-1726 Ethyl Acetate
          4L Bottle (HPLC Grade) - $145.00   
    #A-1727 Ethyl Alcohol
          4L Bottle (ACS Grade) - $85.50   
    #A-1727C Ethyl Alcohol
          Case of 4, 4L Bottles (ACS Grade) - $275.50   
    #A-1728 Ferric Chloride
          100g - $44.45   
    #A-1730 Glacial Acetic Acid
          2.5L (ACS Grade) - $60.50   
    #A-1730C Glacial Acetic Acid
          Case of 6, 2.5L Bottles (ACS Grade) - $315.00   
    #A-1729 Glacial Acetic Acid
          500ml (HPLC Grade) - $68.50   
    #A-1729C Glacial Acetic Acid
          Case of 6, 500ml Bottles (HPLC Grade) - $361.10   
    #A-1732 Hexane
          4L Bottle (ACS Grade) - $105.50   
    #A-1732C Hexane
          Case of 4, 4L Bottles (ACS Grade) - $325.00   
    #A-1731 Hexane
          4L Bottle (HPLC Grade) - $125.00   
    #A-1731C Hexane
          Case of 4, 4L Bottles (HPLC Grade) - $435.00   
    #A-1709 Methanol
          4L Bottle (ACS Grade) - $45.00   
    #A-1733C Methanol
          Case of 4, 4L Bottles (HPLC Grade) - $305.55   
    #A-1734 Pentane
          4L Bottle (HPLC Grade) - $285.00   
    #A-1735 Petroleum Ether
          4L Bottle (ACS Grade) - $116.75   
    #A-1735C Petroleum Ether
          Case of 4, 4L Bottles (ACS Grade) - $403.10   
    #A-1736 Sodium Hydroxide
          500g Bottle - $76.15   
    #A-1736C Sodium Hydroxide
          Case of 12, 500g Bottles - $675.00   
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    The revolution in latent fingerprint development.

    Lumicyano allows, with a one-step process, the revelation of fluorescent fingerprints in standard fuming chambers. It removes the post-processing stage of dyeing or dusting with powder : fingerprints are fluorescent immediately. > More
    #A-CA-5KIT - Size: 5g Powder + 100g Solution - Price: $320.00   
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