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Beware of counterfeit Konica Minolta consumables

If the price is too good to be true, the product is probably not genuine!

Brand piracy is a serious problem for the manufacturers and users of quality branded products. In recent years the circulation of counterfeit products has reached such enormous dimensions that the world-wide economy is affected. Users of counterfeit products suffer because the fakes are usually not recognisable as such but can be expected to show a poor performance or even worse, in case of consumables might even damage the original-manufactured hardware. This in turn has a negative impact on the manufacturers, whose brand image can be seriously damaged.

The general public is more aware of brand piracy where luxury goods are concerned. It is not widely known that the IT industry is also seriously affected in particular with regard to consumables and accessories for hardware products.

Konica Minolta Europe is aware of the fact that counterfeit consumables for laser printers and multifunctional devices are circulating not only within Europe but also world-wide. We are committed to removing these illegal products from the market and will prosecute vigorously in the criminal and/or civil courts manufacturers and distributors who undermine the integrity of the Konica Minolta brand by their activities.

As users of Konica Minolta devices and their consumables please take note of the following details to determine that you have purchased genuine Konica Minolta consumables. Remember: if the price is too good to be true you are probably not buying genuine Konica Minolta! If you are not sure of your consumables’ origin, contact your Konica Minolta representative who will help you verify your purchase.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH
Phone: +49 511 7404 684 / Fax: +49 511 6067 7180
brand.protection(at)konicaminolta.eu

 

Please find below some examples of Konica Minolta toner counterfeits.

TN114 toner

Original
Counterfeit
  • Counterfeit
    The printing alignment is incorrect

TN116 toner

Original
Counterfeit
  • Counterfeit
    The Konica Minolta logo is incorrect

TN118 toner

Original
Counterfeit
  • Counterfeit
    The "do not" ring has been overprinted on the toner bottle

TN211 toner

Original
Counterfeit
  • Counterfeit
    The number "1" has the incorrect font

TN311 toner

Original
Counterfeit
  • Counterfeit
    The punctuation is incorrect

TN414 toner

Original
Counterfeit
  • Counterfeit
    The body text has the incorrect format

magicolor 2300 Series

Original
Counterfeit
  • Counterfeit
    Incorrect alignment of the body text

magicolor 2400 / 2500 Series

Original
Counterfeit
  • Counterfeit
    The letter "K" has the incorrect font

pagepro Series

Original
Counterfeit
  • Counterfeit
    The letter "S" has the incorrect font

Grey imports - How to identify the toners origin by region

  • magicolor 2300 and pagepro Series
  • magicolor 2400/2500 Series
  • magicolor 1600 / 3700 / 4700 Series