Canon Pixma MP490 Ink Cartridges

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Sets of ink cartridges for the Canon Pixma MP490 printer

Compatible High Capacity 2 x Black & 1 x Tri-Colour Canon PG-512 / CL-513 Ink Cartridge Multipack - (Replaces 2 x 2969B001AA & 1 x 2971B001AA)
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2.7p per page

Price per page

This figure is based on manufacturer quoted values and is for comparison purposes only.

It is derived from testing using the international ISO standard for printing (ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712). For most cartridges this means 5% coverage printed onto plain A4 paper.

401 pages
401 pages
349 pages
1 £30.58 (£36.70 inc VAT)
2 £27.76 (£33.31 inc VAT)
3+ £26.57 (£31.88 inc VAT)
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2.7p per page

Price per page

This figure is based on manufacturer quoted values and is for comparison purposes only.

It is derived from testing using the international ISO standard for printing (ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712). For most cartridges this means 5% coverage printed onto plain A4 paper.

401 pages
401 pages
349 pages
£30.58 (£36.70 inc VAT)

Free next-day delivery

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2 £27.76 (£33.31 inc VAT)
3+ £26.57 (£31.88 inc VAT)

Black ink cartridges for the Canon Pixma MP490 printer

Colour ink cartridges for the Canon Pixma MP490 printer

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  • How do I find the Canon CL511 remanufactured colour ink on your website?

    Finding compatible Pixma MP490 inks

    As listed above, we can only supply genuine inks for the Canon Pixma MP490 photo printer. We do not currently stock a remanufactured version of the Canon CL-511 printer cartridge.

    Answered by Danielle Hopkins (Staff Member) - over 5 years ago
  • I've seen two different black cartridges (PG510 and PG512) and two different colour cartridges (CL511 and CL513) for my MP490 printer. The PG510 and CL511 are cheaper than the PG512 and CL513. What's the difference? Regards, Andy.

    Canon MP490 ink cartridge differences

    The black Canon PG-510 and the colour Canon CL-511 cartridges are the standard capacity cartridges, whereas the PG-512 and CL-513 are high capacity cartridges. Both sets are compatible with your Canon Pixma MP490 printer and the only difference is the capacity of the cartridges. Of course, because the high capacity cartridges (PG512 and CL513) contain more ink they are more expensive to buy but they actually deliver a lower cost-per-page so they are more cost-effective to use if you print on a regular basis.

    Answered by Vicky Lush (Staff Member) - about 5 years ago
  • Do you do remanufactured Canon CL513 colour cartridges?

    Remanufactured Pixma MP490 cartridges

    Unfortunately, we do not currently stock any remanufactured cartridges for the Pixma MP490 printer model.

    Answered by Vicky Lush (Staff Member) - about 5 years ago
  • Please advise on fitting of the Canon Pixma MP490 inkjet cartridges?

    Installing Canon MP490 ink cartridges

    We do not sell printers, only consumable items for printers. Therefore, we're unable to supply this sort of technical information. We would recommend that you consult your printer manual or contact Canon directly for this information.

    Answered by Paul Miller (Staff Member) - almost 5 years ago
  • I can't see any Canon Pixma MP499 ink for sale?

    Canon Pixma ink

    You're currently viewing cartridges for the Canon Pixma MP490 printer. We do sell Canon Pixma MP499 ink cartridges at the following page:

    Answered by Claire Smith (Staff Member) - about 4 years ago
  • Why do I use more colour ink when I'm printing than black. The black Canon MP490 ink cartridge last's longer then the colour one?

    Canon Pixma MP490 cartridge life

    This will depend on the nature of your printing. For example, if you print lots of colour graphics in blocks of colour this can use up a lot more ink than printing black text. You should also consider the capacity of the cartridges you're using and bear in mind that the Canon MP490 colour cartridge is made up of cyan, magenta and yellow inks so if you use up a lot of one colour then the cartridge may run out sooner than you'd expected.

    Answered by Cheryl Stanley (Staff Member) - over 3 years ago
  • Where can I buy a Canon Pixma MP490 printer and what other printers can use the same ink as that printer?

    Canon MP490 Pixma printer and ink

    Unfortunately, we only specialise in supplying the Canon Pixma MP490 ink cartridges so we would advise you to contact Canon in regard to which retailers would stock this printer. The Canon MP490 ink cartridges are PG-510, PG-512, CL-511 and CL-513. If you click on any of these ink cartridges on our website this should bring up a full list of printers that use these cartridges. For example, you can see which printers use the standard capacity black PG-510 ink cartridge and CL-511 tri-colour ink cartridge by using the link we've provided to the multipack and scrolling down the page until you reach the heading, "This item is guaranteed to work in the following printers:" This will give you a good indication of which other Canon printers can use the same inks as the Pixma MP490.

    Answered by Euphemia Milner (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
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Canon Pixma MP490 Printer Review

Expert review of the Canon Pixma MP490 printer 24 February 2014

Our Verdict:

This inexpensive multifunction printer is a user-friendly and versatile device promising lab-quality photo prints and easy connectivity. Because it is integrated with a scanner and copier, the Canon Pixma MP490 making is an excellent addition to small offices looking for an efficient all-in-one printer. It does have a few minor setbacks, such as the outdated and poorly-designed paper tray and relatively pricey black inks.


The Canon Pixma MP490 looks like a neat box when not in use because you can close the LCD screen and the output paper tray, thus preventing dust from getting in. It has a compact body (13.1 inches in diameter, 17.5 inches wide, and 6.1 inches tall) and is quite lightweight and easily mobile at 13 lbs. It supports a variety of flash memory, including Multimedia Card, SDHC Memory Card, SD Memory Card, and Memory Stick. The copier can produce a maximum of 99 copies and the scanner produces vibrant images and crisp text documents at a 1200x2400 dpi resolution, which can be enhanced to 19200x19200 dpi. Connectivity options include high-speed USB 2.0.


Users can connect their memory card directly to the Canon Pixma MP490 to print photos and documents instantly without having to use a computer. Unlike its predecessors, the Pixma MP490 is compatible with Windows 7. The print speed was also slightly improved at 8.4 ppm in monochrome and 4.8 ppm in colour. The LCD screen complements the intuitive and simple control panel. The Canon Pixma MP490 is also quieter compared to other inkjets. Another selling point of this printer is the price; in fact, it is one of the most affordable multifunction solutions around.


Though its print speed is average, the Canon Pixma MP490's copy speed is very sluggish at 1.6 ppm (both colour and monochrome). Ink is also expensive, and the paper tray design needs improvement in terms of size and appearance.