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Table 2 The performance of various methods for development of fingerprints, and distinction between real and forged fingerprints

From: Novel C stain-based chemical method for differentiating real and forged fingerprints

MethodsReal fingerprint developmentForged fingerprint developmentColour differentiation between real and forged fingerprints
Powder methodx
Iodine fumingx
Powder method followed by C stain
Ninhydrin followed by C stain
AgNO3 followed by C stainx
Iodine fuming followed by C stain
C stain followed by powder methodx
C stain followed by ninhydrinx
C stain followed by AgNO3xxx
C stain followed by iodine fuming