Fingerprinting question


Hi, I have a question for a game scenario I'm writing and this seemed like a great place to ask.

Can fingerprints be faked? The murderer in my story is trying to frame someone else by putting their fingerprints on something (a journal).

The murderer has easy access to plenty of fingerprint samples and has resources to get any chemicals, etc. required, and could even procure police field tools such as fingerprinting kits, but cannot access specialized lab equipment. He also has plenty of time to forge the prints, say several days.

NOTE that this story takes place in the 80s ... computer imaging is not available!

Story works, or does not work? If it is possible, how?

Thanks in advance!