HP Release Counterfeit Toner Cartridge Prevention Tool

2011-12-13 09:57:20

Published on 2011-12-13 09:57:20

Printing giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has announced a new technology which allows users to identify counterfeit or fake toner and ink cartridges.

The technology is designed to help customers easily notice fake ink and toner and works by letting users scan the security label on the packages which would then enable them to verify their authenticity.

In a statement released by the company, HP claimed that the new tool features a quick response code on both HP ink and toner cartridge security labels which can be scanned quickly and easily to ensure quality.

Bernard Chiang , part of HP's Imaging and Printing Group, said: "The new HP Mobile Authentication tool features an innovative technology that will better protect customers from fraudulent printing supplies."

Counterfeit ink and toner cartridges are a massive problem to both the industry and to users because they detract from company profits and leave consumers with a sub-standard product.

Posted by Barry Ashmore.

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