Brother International (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd introduced a new holographic security label that gives customers the ability to identify genuine Brother consumables at the point of purchase – before they buy.
The label is introduced for ink cartridges, toner cartridges and drum units for Brother Printers and All-in-Ones from April 2014.
Until now, there was no practical method for customers to distinguish between high-quality, genuine Brother consumables and trademark-infringing counterfeits prior to their purchase. Consequently, some customers may have experienced poor product performance or outright product failure, likely caused by the counterfeit consumables they unwittingly bought.
In an effort to limit consumer exposure to low-quality counterfeit products, Brother has adopted a holographic security label, developed by E.I.du Pont de Nemours & Company Inc., (Wilmington DE, USA, CEO: Ellen J. Kullman), as well as an all-new online authentication system.
Each security label has two holograms that provide definitive visual authentication, and the online authentication system allows users to verify the authenticity of the product in hand by scanning a Data Matrix code with a smartphone or entering the unique product identification number on the Brother website.
The online authentication system features the additional functionality of empowering consumers to report suspicious or counterfeit products directly to Brother, resulting in quick action to eliminate counterfeit products from the market.