Legal advice has been sought by a large Chinese-based manufacturer of OPC drums following their brand being counterfeited in India. In a four-page statement, A&G Corporation says it has taken “necessary legal measures” to “protect the legitimate rights and interests of our customers.”
The statement identified Aryan Trade World for allegedly “selling fake OPC products using the A&G brand.”
“Our products have been widely recognized in the global market and gained a good reputation and brand awareness,” the statement read.
“We make a solemn declaration to the market: Be aware. Be careful. The OPC products being sold by Aryan Trade World Pvt Ltd using the A&G brand are not produced by our company. The packaging is not our brand packaging. Our company will not take any responsibility for any product quality problems caused by these fake products,” said the A7G statement.
A&G has a trademark for its brand registered in India.
A&G have also said they will consider using anti-counterfeiting labels on its genuine A&G products in the future. They urge anyone who has been caught out or needs additional information to contact by email or visit the A&G official website for further contacts.
It is well known that the OPC drum is used inside the toner cartridges. Its full form is Organic Photoconductor Drum. It receives the image to print from a laser inside the printer and then transfers the image of the text and the photo to paper. It has many layers which help in its interaction with the other parts in a cartridge.
In a standard OPC drum manufacturing company, each OPC drum is tested for its charge ability, which is also called as sensitivity. This give out the estimate of how much toner will be attracted to the drum. The less sensitive the drum is, the less toner it will attract, resulting in lighter prints.
Every OPC drum is tested many times to ensure the print performance is at the optimum. Once approved, it is placed in the high performance static control cartridges and tested again to make sure it meets our high quality standards.
In a fake OPC drum these standards are not maintain which leads to bad quality functioning of printer and also the fast deterioration of the printing machine.