roll (one's) (finger)prints

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roll (one's) (finger)prints

To capture a copy of one's fingerprints either using ink or some kind of digital scanning device. You're not under arrest, we just want to roll your prints to distinguish them from any others we might find at the crime scene. The immigration department now uses a digital scanner when they roll people's fingerprints, making it much easier to keep track of them within the system.
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At issue are numerous Integrated Biometrics scanners that infringe four Crossmatch patents covering core functionalities of fingerprint scanners, including auto-capture, print error detection and capturing roll prints.
The readings show nearly the same volume before and after cleaning, yet the roll prints almost like new after cleaning.
Also good is rock `n' roll prints with Jimi Hendrix or Queen.
The system presently has around 400,000 imprints but with the new software upgrades, 6,000,000 imprints might be stored, comprising both roll prints and tap prints.