Imprinting is the ability to write mentally.
- Joe Mason had this ability naturally.
- Gabriel Gray has taken this ability in World 2.
- Noah Gray has absorbed this ability from his father.
- Abbie Gray has also absorbed the ability from her father.
- Peter Petrelli has mimicked this ability from his brother in law in World 2.
- Wyatt Petrelli-Parkman will have this ability naturally.
Joe has been shown using this ability once. He used it to sign a pile of contracts. He placed his hand over the papers, which glowed, and golden writing appeared which faded to blue ink. It's unknown if the ability can write in another medium except in ink, or write on something other than paper.
Gabriel took this ability from Joe, and should have similar limits to him. However, he has never displayed the ability.
Noah has similar limits to his father.
Abbie should have similar limits to her father too.
Peter has similar limits to his brother in law, niece and nephew. Like the others, he too hasn't used the ability.
Wyatt can use this ability to imprint writing on any surface. He does so by moving his hand across the material and thinking of what he wants to write. The words then appear, briefly glowing before fading into a normal appearance. Usually they appear as black ink, but he can choose to change the colour. He can also write in different sizes and fonts, even copying another's writing. He can write using different characters, but however he cannot draw using this ability, since he can only imprint in forms which would be recognisable as writing in some language. He also cannot write in a non-existent language.