Beware of Counterfeits

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
The printing alignment is incorrect
 

Counterfeit

TN116 toner


Original

Counterfeit
The Konica Minolta logo is incorrect

Counterfeit

TN118 toner


Original

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

Counterfeit

TN211 toner


Original

Counterfeit
The number "1" has the incorrect font

Counterfeit

TN311 toner


Original

Counterfeit
The punctuation is incorrect

Counterfeit

TN414 toner


Original

Counterfeit
The punctuation is incorrect

Counterfeit

TN415 toner


Original

Counterfeit
Incorrect toner weight on the front of the box

Counterfeit

magicolor 2300 Series


Original

Counterfeit
Incorrect alignment of the body text

Counterfeit

magicolor 2400 / 2500 Series


Original

Counterfeit
The letter "K" has the incorrect font

Counterfeit

pagepro Series


Original

Counterfeit
The letter "S" has the incorrect font

Counterfeit

Grey imports - How to identify the toners origin by region

magicolor 2300 and pagepro Series


magicolor 2400/2500 Series


magicolor 1600 / 3700 / 4700 Series