We are currently living in a world where people sell knock-offs of almost any kind of products. This does not exempt printer cartridges. Unless you buy Canon inkjet cartridges from a Canon center or shop, there’s no guarantee that they are genuine. Usually, manufacturers label unoriginal cartridges as compatible or re-manufactured. However, there are those who are bold enough to claim that their compatible cartridges are OEMs.
If you are buying a Canon OEM from a third-party website or shop, you need to look for signs that will help you determine whether the cartridge is really original. Luckily, the company has made it easier for you to identify original products. Most of the signs they give can be found in their packaging.
Sign 1: Canon inkjet cartridges are shipped in plastic or paper packaging. The thermoformed plastic packaging is sealed and branded.
Sign 2: The paper packaging will contain a Canon hologram. When you view this hologram from different angles, the image will slightly change. Some changes include straight lines turning to wavy lines and the appearance of Canon Genuine phrase.
Sign 3: The Canon hologram appears in golden color but changes into green when you tilt it horizontally. On the other hand, counterfeits’ holograms are usually blurry and of the wrong size.
You will need a few seconds to carefully check the Canon inkjet cartridge and verify its authenticity. If you don’t want to undergo this process, the best solution is to simply buy the cartridge from a Canon center or shop.