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Transporting Tape to Process Both Sides

I'm often asked how I would recommend collecting, packaging and ultimately processing adhesive tape evidence. The goal is to process both the adhesive side of the tape as well as the non-adhesive side for latent prints. If I had an 18" piece of duct tape, for example, you may say I've got a sticky mess on my hands. Nope.

Have you tried some waxed paper? The kind we used to place our caramel apples on...then when the caramel cooled, it came right off? Same stuff. Simply take the roll of waxed paper out of you evidence collection kit and roll out enough to accommodate the tape, and then lightly place it down on the surface. Don't have any waxed paper? Not many of use carry waxed paper in out kits. Go through your evidence collection kit and find an 8" X 10" Zipr-Top evidence bag. Open the zippered opening; tear the bag apart splitting the side seams all the way down to the bottom of the bag. You now have enough area for a 20" piece of tape. Stick it down lightly as before. Use a 4 mil Zipr-Top plastic bag for the best results. With the tape on the bag now it can be placed in a paper evidence bag to take in for processing.

Process the non-adhesive side by placing the tape while still attached to the plastic in a fuming chamber and super glue it. When done processing the non-adhesive side of the tape, remove the tape from the plastic and process the adhesive side of the tape using, Goo Print powder or any other adhesive side powder to develop the latent prints on the adhesive side of the tape.
Transporting Tape to Process Both Sides

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