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
Please find below some examples of Konica Minolta toner counterfeits.
The printing alignment is incorrect
The Konica Minolta logo is incorrect
The "do not" ring has been overprinted on the toner bottle
The number "1" has the incorrect font
The punctuation is incorrect
The body text has the incorrect format
Incorrect toner weight on the front of the box
Incorrect alignment of the body text
The letter "K" has the incorrect font
The letter "S" has the incorrect font
- magicolor 2300 and pagepro Series
- magicolor 2400/2500 Series
- magicolor 1600 / 3700 / 4700 Series