Journal Published Online: 01 May 2002
Volume 47, Issue 3

Screen-Printing Ink Transfer in a Sexual Assault Case



Yellow plastic-like particles were discovered on the clothing and body of a sexual assault victim. These particles were later associated to an athletic jersey with flaking yellow screenprinted numbers and letters, worn by the suspect. Depending on its intended substrate, screen-print ink can vary in color and composition. Particles dislodged from screen-printed garments may exhibit fabric impressions. Screen-printed clothing, commonly encountered in forensic casework, should be viewed as a potential source of trace evidence.

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Amick, JF
Alaska State Crime Laboratory, Anchorage, AK
Beheim, CW
Alaska State Crime Laboratory, Anchorage, AK
Pages: 6
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Stock #: JFS15303J
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS15303J