Post Number: 287
|Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 08:25 pm: ||
Finger or palm prints on a dollar bill probably would not survive the washing machine, but it cannot be absolutely ruled out.
Because paper is basically made from cloth fibers (e.g., cotton and rayon), the below answer about cloth also applies.
douglas raymond whitehead II (Salmon)
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 11:27 am: ||
If a dollar bill goes through the wash, does it have finger prints on it still?
|Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 05:36 am: ||
Yes, prints deposited on cloth can wash away.
Unless the friction ridge detail was deposited with (or impressed in) some unusual contaminate like paint, lipstick, melted nylon or my wife's spaghetti sauce, it would probably be destroyed.
The cloth surface also would need to be relatively smooth (tightly woven) material to record a legible impression. If you imagine a fingerprint as being somewhat similar to rubber stamp, you can understand that a burlap bag would be a much worse surface for receiving a legible impression than would be a high-thread-count bed sheet.
If the impressions survived the washing machine, a hot dryer could help fix (make relatively permanent) the impressions. If deposited in melted candle wax or the dark grease from my VW's engine, the impressions might survive the washing machine but could be destroyed in a hot dryer.
|Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 07:34 pm: ||
Firstly, it is almost impossible to leave identifiable fingerprints on clothing. And even if it were, to answer your question: Yes, they can... and most likely would be "washed away".
|Posted on Thursday, September 16, 2004 - 11:29 am: ||
Can fingerprints from clothing be washed away after been put in a washing machine then a hot dryer?