Posted October 19, 2018 08:50:00A printer inkjet cartridge, which holds a color print, was used by some printer ink suppliers to print the logo and other printed items.
A few of those printers also sold to other printers, which are then sold on eBay and other online markets.
A new study by an academic team of researchers from the University of California at Berkeley and the University on Globalization found that printer ink cartridges were also being used by a number of printer vendors, and that the manufacturers were selling the cartridges as part of the inkjet manufacturing process.
The authors say they found that most inkjet cartridges sold online are not made by inkjet manufacturers, but rather by other companies.
The companies that make the cartridges, including JetPrinter, PrinterParts.com, and Ultimaker, were not identified.
“We were surprised to see so many cartridges used in printmaking,” said John W. Johnson, a professor of computer science and engineering at UC Berkeley who co-authored the paper with senior researcher Eric L. Wertheimer, a UC Berkeley graduate student in computer science.
“I was very surprised to find that so many were not made with inkjet technology, and I thought that maybe some companies were trying to circumvent that technology and hide the ink from the consumer.”
The researchers analyzed eBay listings for a number the printer ink cartridge makers and found that the majority of inkjet printers were sold to printers made by companies that did not have the technology to produce inkjet printing cartridges.
“They’re selling inkjet print equipment in a very confusing way, and so it makes it hard to understand what these products actually do,” Johnson said.
“The inkjet paper used to make these printers is just not a high-quality paper that is going to be printed on.
You have to get ink from a lab, which means that inkjet equipment is expensive and not a reliable source of ink.”
A common problem for inkjet vendors is that they use a third-party inkjet ink supply company, which makes the cartridges. “
They’re being sold in a way that they’re not made in a lab.”
A common problem for inkjet vendors is that they use a third-party inkjet ink supply company, which makes the cartridges.
Johnson said that in many cases, these third-part-part suppliers were also selling ink cartridges.
“It is very difficult to know if the printer equipment being sold is actually the ink used by the ink supply companies,” he said.
“The best way to protect against counterfeit ink is to be sure that you are getting ink from inkjet companies that are not part of a legitimate inkjet manufacturer,” Wertheim added.
The researchers say that in the past, the companies selling ink to printers in China had been identified and removed from the market.
But now, Johnson said, “it’s become more common for companies to advertise that they sell inkjet products, and it’s become harder to find them.”
Awareness about inkjet-related fraud has increased in recent years, Johnson noted.
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice launched an investigation of printer suppliers in China that was conducted in part to address concerns about counterfeit inkjet and printer parts.
In the report, the DOJ found that some of the largest printer ink manufacturers in China, including the printer maker Yi Technology, were selling ink for use with printer printers that were counterfeit.
The report also found that Yi’s printers had been selling counterfeit ink and parts to printers that the DOJ alleged were selling counterfeit printers.
“A lot of these counterfeit printers have been selling to companies that aren’t authorized to sell printers in the United States,” Johnson added.
“We’re not saying that they aren’t legitimate, but it’s a very hard sell.”