Genuine Panasonic Consumables
What is a counterfeit product?
A counterfeit product is a product that is made to look like a Panasonic product, but does not have the rights or permission to use the Panasonic trademark and takes advantage of the consumers’ trust in the Panasonic brand. Manufacturing or selling counterfeits is considered an infringement of the Panasonic brand and also an infringement of its design patent rights. Panasonic is taking the necessary and strict actions to avoid damaging the trust of our valued customers.
Use of a counterfeit product may lead to inferior print quality and a failure or malfunction of the main unit. The use of genuine products is highly recommended.
Examples of problems caused by using counterfeit products
Some counterfeit products have a significantly lower print yield than the genuine products. Although counterfeit products sometimes sell for lower prices than the genuine products, the overall printing cost can be higher if the print yield is low. The print quality from counterfeit products is not necessarily guaranteed. Too much or too little toner transfer can cause unclear print images in some cases.
Comparison of yield and print quality between genuine product and counterfeit product Yield comparison
Print quality comparison
Distinguishing genuine products from counterfeit products
2. Outer packaging:
3. Toner leak and/or poor print quality: