Identifying Genuine HP Toner Refills

With all the fake HP toner refills being distributed in the market, it’s really hard to spot whether the toner refills you’re being are genuine or not. Luckily, there are a few signs that you can watch out for so that you’ll know the authenticity of an HP toner refill. Here are some things to take into consideration:

  • Hologram Label

Genuine HP toner cartridges always have one constant hologram label to distinguish real from fake. These labels have production codes and are usually have a sticker covering that can be torn off. If you spot that and can easily tear off the cover, it’s most likely real.

  • Protective Tape

The protective tape is found on the cartridge itself and is found between the hopper and roller. This is another sign of a genuine product.

  • Production Code

Aside from being on the hologram label, a production code can also be found on the casing of the cartridge and on the box itself. Check if the 5 first symbols of the two production codes match. If they are matching, then the product that you have is most likely a genuine HP product.

Those are some of the ways to tell if your product is authentic or not. Is there still a way for people to even duplicate these details? Probably. That’s why it’s always recommended that you buy from a very reputable store. However, these signs can already tell you a genuine product from a fake one even at a quick glance.

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