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Largest Fingerprinting Provider in Colorado

Conveniently co-located at The Mail Center ; Colorado Springs, CO's oldest shipping, package, and business center Est 1981

Ink Fingerprinting

Ink fingerprinting onto FD258 or other fingerprinting cards

Ink Fingerprinting Service

Fingerprint Cards
​Our ink fingerprinting services include FD-258 fingerprint cards with the appropriate Privacy Act Statement and markings. This is the standard FBI fingerprint card the FBI and most States accept for out-of-state licensing and certifications. We can also fingerprint onto any fingerprint card you have been provided.  Simply bring in the alternate card to your appointment.

Whether you need to be fingerprinted onto an FD-258 or another card such as:

- SF-87 for an eQuipSecret Clearance Card

- CJIS-015 Maryland Department of Public Safety RAP BACK fingerprint card

- FINRA FD-258 Financial Industry Regulatory Authority background checks provided by Sterling "Hard Cards"


Colorado Springs Fingerprinting Technicians can fingerprint you on any card or form that you bring in.  We closely monitor any changes to the most frequently accepted fingerprint card: the FD-258- and we maintain a healthy backstock of FD-258s at all times.  If needed we can even print out any specific card for you that you send us ahead of your appointment.  However, due to the possibility that a non FD258, niche industry has changed their required form, we cannot monitor everyone. Therefore, we rely on you to ensure that if your specific agency told you to use a specific form other than an FD-258 that you provide us with the special form you require.

Ink or "Hard-Card" FD-258s are accepted by most State and Background check agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Alcohol Tobacco Firearms (ATF), and many other States and their Law Enforcement Agencies- such as the Washington State Patrol (WSP) - whom all accept FD258s or can convert them into the appropriate form needed in order to process a fingerprint-based background check.

After each set of fingerprints are taken, we perform a quality check to ensure your prints are recorded correctly onto your FD-258 (which we provide) the first time. We are known for our expert fingerprinting  services and are a partner of the State-preferred vendor of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). 


If you need CBI fingerprint based background check for a Colorado State Department regulated employment, please see our CBI Livescan fingerprinting instructions.

We understand the importance of having this done correctly the FIRST time and ensure your prints are AFIS ready.

Fast-Track FBI Livescan Fingerprinting


FAST (2-5 Days) FBI Livescan Fingerprint Channeling

Get Results FAST

Results as fast as 2-5 days emailed back to you or your employer. This fast-tracked, digital fingerprint service sends your prints and application directly to the FBI enabling the FBI to run your fingerprint-based background check through the FBI's preferred fingerprint medium - LiveScan.

This expedited 2-5 day service is offered in place of the slower, conventional "Ink & Mail" method the FBI advertises can take up to four (4+) weeks to return results. You can sign up for FBI digital fingerprint channeling directly with Colorado Springs Fingerprinting. You can NOT use this service for Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI - Unique Code) Fingerprinting.  See how to sign up for CBI-specific fingerprinting under our Services Page


We will capture your fingerprints and send them digitally and securely to the FBI on your behalf. The FBI fees are included in the price of our service. The FBI will receive your fingerprints and background check request, digitally, which drastically speeds up the process. The FBI can return results withing 48hrs of receiving digital fingerprints and background check requests and then emails you your criminal background check results directly. 


***Please Note*** If your employer or licensing/certifying Agency asked you to get ink/wet/hard-card fingerprints or to record ink fingerprints on their specific form- then do NOT sign up for this service. Do what your employer or licensing Agency wants you to do. 

FDLE (Florida-Specific) Fingerprinting


FDLE Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Florida ORI-Specific Fingerprinting
​Fast Florida agency-specific licenses, certifications & background checks in 24 to 72 hours through Livescan digital fingerprinting direct to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).  Nursing, Loan Officers, FINRA, Real Estate & Insurance Agents  are all industries licensed through FDLE

Nursing, Mortgage Lenders, Loan Officers, FINRA, Real Estate & Insurance Agents who wish to do business in an industry regulated by certain government or professional standards in Florida must have their fingerprint-based background checks done through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).  The FDLE processes fingerprints fastest (and with some agencies- ONLY) through FDLE certified digital fingerprint channelers.  As of July 2022, Colorado Springs Fingerprinting is the ONLY provider of FDLE digital fingerprinting and channeling in Colorado Springs through Live Scan fingerprinting devices.

When you need an FDLE background check, your employer or licensing agency will give you a Florida ORI number. Your ORI number will be entered into our Live Scan fingerprinting machine and associated with the digital fingerprints we collect.  Our Live Scan machine will securely channel both to the FDLE.  The FDLE will then perform a background check to the specific level of scrutiny that your Florida employer/agency requires and send the results of your background check to the appropriate agency who gave you the ORI number.

Passport Photos


Passport Photos

If you’re like most travelers, you may not wait until the last second to book flights, but checking the expiration date and number of blank pages in your passport is an afterthought.

During the busy season, the US State  can have applications piling up for weeks, meaning your travel plans can potentially be delayed at a hefty cost if you’re not prepared for a last-minute passport renewal.

Did you know some countries may not grant entry if you don’t have at least two blank pages for visas and entry/exit stamps?  Immigration is notorious for spacing out stamps instead of lumping them all together. Most countries require a United States passport holder to have at least six months’ validity remaining for their travel documents to ensure they won’t illegally overstay their visa with approved extensions or unavoidable delays.

For all these reasons and more, it’s always a good idea to renew your passport earlier rather than later.

We also provide Notary, "Certified True Copies", and other services you can schedule online or simply walk-in and request at the time of your other appointments

CBI Live Scan Fingerprinting

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Digital Livescan Fingerprint Channeling-

For the State of Colorado (CBI) Regulated Employment

Click Learn More & have us walk you step-by-step through the special instructions required to book a CBI background check needed for employment in Colorado Nursing, Education/Childcare, Finance, RE & Insurance Agent industries- plus individual reasons such as a Colorado Legal Name Change

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) requires that fingerprints are processed electronically through the Colorado Applicant Background Service (CABS) program.  Fingerprints will be captured on a Livescan Fingerprint scanner and digitally channeled to the CBI at the time of your appointment.  Results are typically processed within 72 hours.

The most common CBI Unique ID codes can be found by clicking HERE. If you can not find the CBI Unique ID code for the reason you are being fingerprinted, the best step is to ask your employer or the agency who is requesting that you be fingerprinted for the CBI Unique ID code you need to use.

Your next step is to sign up with Colorado Fingerprinting on their website or to call their Helpline directly at (720) 292-2722. 

Still have a question? Check out our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section below or give us a call:

 719.594.4743 (option #3)