|Photo evidence numbers are used in crime scene photographs to indicate where each piece of evidence is found. The markers usually are plastic and large. If a scene bas blood in it, the markers must be decontaminated before they are stores for the next case. The size of the “A” frame markers make them difficult to use in a confined area or an area with several small items of evidence to photograph because of their size.
Why not make your own small, medium and large disposable “A” frame markers using your computer and a heavy paper or card stock. When they get contaminated you dispose of them.
On a standard 8 ½” x 11” paper you can make 20 small markers 1”x 2” tall when folded in half (see diagram 1), 10 medium markers 2”x 2” tall when folded in half (see diagram 2) and 5 large markers 2”x 4” tall when folded in half (see diagram 3).
Using the same procedure you can make arrows to show direction.
Cut and paste and expand these sheets to your needs and numbers as high as you want. These were made in Microsoft Word.
Disposable "A" Frame Markers download
Update: New downloads of medium and large disposable markers.
Medium: 11 through 20
Large: 6 through 10, 11 through 15, 16 through 20
Adobe Acrobat Reader Software Version 4.0 or higher is required to view and print the underlined contents. If you do not have Acrobat Reader installed on your system, you can download it for free from Adober Systems.
Note: When photographing usually two photographs are taken of each item of evidence at the scene: one without and one with photo evidence numbers inserted.