Why Choose Genuine Printronix Consumables?

Printronix has been manufacturing market leading line matrix printers for over 40 years. We strive to be the global expert in manufacturing printers and cartridge ribbons, and have a track record to prove it.

The value of an industrial printing solution is measured by the quality and reliability of the output it produces. Therefore, to have a quality and consistent printout, you need high quality and reliable ribbons.

Manufacturing line matrix cartridge ribbons is a highly precise science requiring the correct fabric characteristics and ink chemistry. The method by which third party manufacturers are typically able to produce counterfeit/compatible cartridge ribbons for less cost is simple: they utilize a manufacturing process that incorporates less precision and sub-standard materials. The outcome is often inferior and/or inconsistent printout quality that can result in poor print quality, increased downtime, and costly printer repairs.

Protect Yourself from Counterfeits

  • The Benefits of Genuine Printronix Supplies

    • Printonix ribbons are backed by the manufacturer warranty
    • Longer Lasting Ink = Provide expected page yield & contribute to a lower cost of ownership
    • Fewer IT Interventions = Reduce downtime
    • Embedded Microchip = Provide integrated control over the ribbon life, print quality and operating costs
    • Easy, fast & clean change of the ribbons
  • Ensure optimal & reliable printing performance

  • Do not invalidate the printer warranty

  • Do not jeopardize your reputation


Why Should You Avoid Using Counterfeit or Compatible Ribbons?

  • Counterfeit Ribbons – As the name suggests, counterfeit ribbons are often indistinguishable from the physical appearance, but the performance and print quality are way off compared to the genuine ribbons, simply because there is no performance guarantee from the counterfeit manufacturer.
  • Compatible Ribbons – Just like a lot of the private-label products, compatible ribbons may seem more affordable, but the source of raw materials can be inconsistent, often resulting in inconsistent print quality and performance.

How to Verify if Your Ribbon is Authentic?

Four Easy Ways to Identify Original Consumables vs. Counterfeits

Validate your sourcing origin

  • Check our website for authorized distributors and resellers
  • If you decide to buy from another source, be cautious!!

Look at the price

  • If the price is abnormally low, verify the authenticity of the product – You get what you pay for!

Look at the logo & packaging

  • Look for Printronix logo on the outer carton, carton & cartridge labels
  • The country of origin is Malaysia, not China
  • Look for the “Best used by” date

Check print quality

  • If you experience poor printing performance or notice excessive ink debris, contact us immediately

Why is it Important to Use Genuine Printronix Consumables? 

Printronix is a proud member of The Imaging Consumables Coalition of Europe, Middle East and Africa (ICCE)*, which was established in 1997 as a direct response to the increase in counterfeit imaging consumables across the regions of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Imaging consumables include such products as toners and ink cartridges and ribbons.

*ICCE is a non-profit association with ten manufacturers:  Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Kyocera, Lexmark, OKI, Printronix, Ricoh and Xerox. Initially created as an industry association with a focus on education, lobbying, information exchange and awareness, it has since developed to include coordinating the roles of receiving and processing information on counterfeiters, and initiating joint industry raids and enforcement activities to help its members combat counterfeiters through legal actions.


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