Using the convenient TreadPrint applicator, Identicators PerfectPrint ink is applied to the surface of a mounted tire using a dabbing motion. The tire is then rolled over pre-cut cardboard panels. The special ink wont dry on the tire, but dries immediately once contacting the paper, leaving a dark, black impression that wont fade. No further development or protection against smudging is required. The cardboard panels are packaged to provide sufficient recording area for the full rotation of four passenger tires up to size 205/R15.