Forensic Document Examination Services Inc.
(FDES) operates a modern forensic
laboratory located in Mission, near Vancouver, B.C. Its facilities occupy over 1000
square feet of office and laboratory space. Materials are inspected on clean,
illuminated examination tables where large numbers of contested and
specimen documents can be
arranged in juxtaposition.
|Special tests, such as those involving the analysis of
writing inks and the restoration of indented writing impressions, are
conducted in a laboratory area where ambient conditions are carefully
controlled and monitored. This maximizes both the
effectiveness and accuracy of these tests.
|FDES possesses one of the largest private collections of reference material dealing with forensic document examination. Its library consists of more than 430 text books and over 5,700 scientific articles. Information on virtually any subject related to document examination is quickly located using a full-text database search engine. Reference collections of typewriter, check writer, computer printer and facsimile machine impressions are indispensable when examining documents produced by such office equipment items.|