Protecting the Lexmark Brand against counterfeit and grey market activity is very important. Lexmark is taking action against counterfeiters worldwide, checking domestic and global markets for manufacturers and sellers of trademark-infringing counterfeit cartridges and patent-infringing clone/compatible cartridges.
If you think the price is too good to be true, it probably is. Be familiar with market prices for Genuine Lexmark cartridges before making a purchase.
Make sure you buy products only from Lexmark or an authorized reseller or distributor. Be wary of international trade and auction web sites offering Lexmark cartridges.
Packaging that appears to have been tampered with, re-taped, resealed or looks reused may not be a Genuine Lexmark product.
Lexmark uses color shifting security labels on most of its printer supplies packaging to help you identify Genuine Lexmark products.
When viewed straight on:
Color shifting security label appears clear. The raised diamond and L characters appear red and gold. SEE VIDEO
The stripe changes to a brilliant blue. The raised characters turn blue, then silver.
Lexmark incorporates serial numbers on most of its printer supplies packaging. Serialization is a global track and trace system that provides beginning to end traceability of Lexmark, distributors and resellers and customers.
Examples of the serial numbers on our various supply products.
Lexmark is dedicated to ensuring that its customers are purchasing and using genuine Lexmark supplies. By entering the 7 or 10 digit serial number found on the ink tank or ink tank packaging in the window below, or the 12 digit code found on a toner cartridge, the authenticity of the cartridge can be verified. For ink tank products, serial numbers can be found on the outer box, the foil bag and the ink tank. For toner cartridges, the serial number can be found on the outer box or on the cartridge. Click the link below for assistance in locating these numbers.
Ensure the inkjet supplies you are purchasing are genuine Lexmark supply items. Serial numbers and 2D barcodes are being added to inkjet supplies — on the retail carton, foil bag and the cartridge. Scan the 2D Data Matrix code on the side of the box and get notified instantly regarding its status.
Use the links or QR codes below to download the appropriate version: