Live Scan is an inkless electronic fingerprinting. Applicant fingerprints are electronically transmitted to the Department of Justice for completion of a criminal record check. The Live Scan technology replaces the process of recording fingerprint patterns through a rolling process using ink. Ink fingerprinting is still required in many states. Digitizing the fingerprint images enables service providers much like Certifix Live Scan to electronically transmit fingerprints to the Department of Justice in a matter of seconds, instead of the days required to send hard copy fingerprint cards through the mail. Additionally, the Department of Justice forwards Live Scan Fingerprints to the FBI (if required).