Q9 Consulting has laboratory equipment to scientifically analyze questioned documents

Q9 Consulting has a large amount of laboratory equipment to us for questioned document examination. Most of the equipment is portable. It can be brought to a client’s site, courthouse or attorney’s office to examine documents. Laboratory equipment includes the capability of examining documents using different types of light. These lights include white light, infrared light and ultraviolet light.

Laboratory Equipment Used by Q9


  • MiScope MP2 digital microscope with white and dual infrared (IR) light sources
  • MiScope Extended Field digital microscope with white and dual infrared (IR) light sources
  • Filter wheel for MiScope microscope
  • Meiji trinocular stereo microscope with digital camera attached
  • Zarbeco ZC-203 digital camera with USB connection
  • Infrared filters


  • Nikon D80 digital camera
  • Nikon D70 camera modified for infrared (IR) photography
  • Nikkor Macro lens
  • Nikkor zoom macro lens
  • Light tables
  • Ring flash
  • Flash unit SB600
  • Infrared flash
  • Copy stand

Infrared Photograph:

laboratory equipment infra red photograph

Computer equipment:

  • Toshiba Tecra and Lenovo Ideapad computers
  • Adobe Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud)
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • PDFCanOpener
  • Video Toolbox Premier software
  • Snagit 12
  • Microsoft Office 365 2017
  • Zoom video communications software allowing clients to see my computer screen
  • Photo Detective

Other equipment:

  • Epson V700 flatbed scanner
  • Canon LiDE 700f portable flatbed scanner
  • ESDA Electrostatic Detection Apparatus
  • Kinderprint electrostatic detection device
  • Sirchie comparitor
  • Canon and Epson scanners
  • Oblique lighting
  • Ultraviolet hand lamp
  • Ultraviolet Spectroline Cabinet
  • Infrared Find-R-Scope

You can watch the video below  for an explanation on forensic tools used by Document Examiners