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Delivery Schedule

Most orders will arrive in the timeframes shown below. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, a minority will take a day or more than expected. If your order hasn't arrived by the estimated delivery date, please allow 5 days before contacting us.


Order placedExpect to receive
Monday, before 5:15pm Next day (Tuesday)
Tuesday, before 5:15pm Next day (Wednesday)
Wednesday, before 5:15pm Next day (Thursday)
Thursday, before 5:15pm Next day (Friday)
Friday, before 5:15pm Monday
Saturday or Sunday Tuesday

All orders are being dispatched from our warehouse on the day they are placed (Monday to Friday before 5:15pm).

The possible delays in delivery are due to unprecedented demand on couriers, and affect all couriers throughout the U.K. This means that all online stores will be affected equally, regardless of the speed in which orders are dispatched.

Bank holidays

We do not despatch or deliver orders on bank holidays

Highlands and Islands

Deliveries may take 2 to 3 days longer to arrive

International deliveries

We only deliver to addresses within the UK.

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Lowest online price guaranteed.

If within 7 days of your purchase you find the same product (brand and model) being offered online at a lower price, we will refund 100% of the difference. For further info, click here.

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To claim against our low price guarantee simply contact us and include the following information:

  • Your full name, postal address, email address and order number
  • The product code of the item you found cheaper on a competitor's site
  • The exact page on the competitors website where you found the product cheaper
  • Please note: unfortunately we are unable to offer this guarantee on printers and hardware

Our low price guarantee applies only to products available from online UK retailers. It excludes products that are not new and immediately available, online promotions such as special, bonus or free offers that are not at everyday prices and products which are sold under different terms and conditions, such as special financing, contract pricing or volume discount pricing.

Basically, the identical items must be in stock and ready for immediate dispatch on another VAT registered UK mainland based website.

Free next-day delivery

Our free delivery option typically uses Royal Mail first class. In 98% of cases, orders placed on Monday to Friday before 5:15pm will arrive on the next working day. To see other delivery options and our delivery schedule click here.

Delivery Schedule

Orders placed before 5:15pm on Monday to Thursday - receive next day

Orders placed before 5:15pm on Friday - receive on Monday

Orders placed on Saturday or Sunday - receive on Tuesday

Delivery Options

Free next-day

98% of orders arrive the next working day. Typically uses Royal Mail 1st class, though some orders may be upgraded to courier.

Guaranteed next-day (£2.95)

Uses courier. In the extremely unlikely event that delivery isn't attempted on the next working day, you will be given:

  • A 10% refund of the total order value
  • A refund of £2.95 courier charge
  • A further voucher giving you a further 10% off your next order

Guaranteed pre-12 (£7.95)

Uses courier. In the extremely unlikely event that delivery isn't attempted before 12 noon on the next working day, you will be given:

  • A 10% refund of the total order value
  • A refund of £7.95 courier charge
  • A further voucher giving you a further 10% off your next order

12 month warranty on printer cartridges

If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

Free returns on printer cartridges

Whatever the reason for returning printer cartridges to Cartridge Save, you will never pay a penny for postage.

Lowest online price guaranteed

We pride ourselves in giving our customers the best possible value for money. To ensure you are not out of pocket, we will refund 100% of the difference, if within 7 days of your purchase you find the same product (brand and model) being offered online at a lower price.

To claim against our low price guarantee simply contact us and include the following information:

  • Your full name, postal address, email address and order number
  • The product code of the item you found cheaper on a competitor's site
  • The exact page on the competitors website where you found the product cheaper
  • Please note: unfortunately we are unable to offer this guarantee on printers and hardware

Our low price guarantee applies only to products available from online UK retailers. It excludes products that are not new and immediately available, online promotions such as special, bonus or free offers that are not at everyday prices and products which are sold under different terms and conditions, such as special financing, contract pricing or volume discount pricing.

Basically, the identical items must be in stock and ready for immediate dispatch on another VAT registered UK mainland based website.

Brother MFC-5490CN Ink Cartridges

Brother MFC-5490CN Ink Cartridges

The following 12 products are guaranteed to work in your Brother MFC-5490CN printer:

12 products guaranteed to work in your printer:

12 products guaranteed to work in your Brother MFC-5490CN printer:

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Sets of ink cartridges for Brother MFC-5490CN printer

  1. Genuine 4 Colour Brother LC1100 Ink Cartridge Multipack (LC-1100BK/C/M/Y)
    Customer Reviews
    1. 5 Star 32
    2. 4 Star 3
    3. 3 Star 0
    4. 2 Star 0
    5. 1 Star 0
    See all 35 reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    98.285714285714%
    35 reviews

    1. 100%

      By Paul Smith on

      Excellent service as always.
    2. 100%

      By Mark Blackler on

      Really fast delivery, very impressed, will use this service again also price very competitive,
    3. 100%

      By Douglas J Bruce on

      I was very satisfied with your service.
    4. 100%

      By Susan on

      Ordered twice from this company - very happy with products ordered. Delivery very prompt indeed. Excellent. Would not hesitate to order again.
    5. 100%

      By David Bond on

      Great service as usual
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    Page yield:
    1. 450 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages
    4. 325 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 450 pages
    Cyan - 325 pages
    Magenta - 325 pages
    Yellow - 325 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Pack of 4 ink cartridges
    • Lowest online price guarantee
    • Lowest online price guarantee

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    3.2p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    1. 450 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages
    4. 325 pages
    Page yield:
    1. 450 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages
    4. 325 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 450 pages
    Cyan - 325 pages
    Magenta - 325 pages
    Yellow - 325 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    £45.49

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £43.49
    • 3+ £42.67
    Page yield:
    1. 450 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages
    4. 325 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 450 pages
    Cyan - 325 pages
    Magenta - 325 pages
    Yellow - 325 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

      • Pack of 4 ink cartridges
      • Lowest online price guarantee
      • Lowest online price guarantee

        If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

        Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £45.49

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £43.49
    • 3+ £42.67
  2. Genuine 3 Colour Brother LC1100 Ink Cartridge Multipack (LC-1100C/M/Y)
    Customer Reviews
    1. 5 Star 12
    2. 4 Star 1
    3. 3 Star 0
    4. 2 Star 0
    5. 1 Star 0
    See all 13 reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    98.461538461538%
    13 reviews

    1. 100%

      By Colin McClinton on

      I use both brand and unbranded inks for brother and Epsom printers and find all the products excellent and the service first class.
      Great value and print quality.
    2. 100%

      By Derek Sutcliffe on

      Really good value. Well worth buying to keep your printer "happy"!
    3. 100%

      By Algie on

      Really keen price for original cartridges, could not find anyone close to them for price !
      Very quick delivery, very easy order process, first class service.
    4. 100%

      By Colin on

      Exactly what it says on the box! I have tried cheaper alternatives but none have been as good as the originals. Add to that the next day delivery you can't go wrong at the competitive price.
    5. 100%

      By Jim on

      TOP CLASS cartridges from a TOP CLASS company and all at a reasonable price.
      Highly recommend them.
      Use this company and you won't go wrong.
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    Page yield:
    1. 325 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Cyan - 325 pages
    Magenta - 325 pages
    Yellow - 325 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Pack of 3 ink cartridges
    • Lowest online price guarantee
    • Lowest online price guarantee

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    Best value Genuine

    3.2p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    1. 325 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages
    Page yield:
    1. 325 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Cyan - 325 pages
    Magenta - 325 pages
    Yellow - 325 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    £31.19

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £29.23
    • 3+ £28.45
    Page yield:
    1. 325 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Cyan - 325 pages
    Magenta - 325 pages
    Yellow - 325 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

      • Pack of 3 ink cartridges
      • Lowest online price guarantee
      • Lowest online price guarantee

        If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

        Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £31.19

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £29.23
    • 3+ £28.45
  3. Compatible 4 Colour Brother LC1100 Ink Cartridge Multipack - (LC-1100BK/C/M/Y)
    Customer Reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    96.949152542373%
    177 reviews

    1. 100%

      By Jeanette Healey on

      Used for the first time, but the service and delivery excellent.
    2. 100%

      By Keith Bowler on

      Very friendly, polite and prompt service. I use these cartridges in my Brother MFC-490CW. Pricing was very competitive and the cartridges were delivered the following day as promised.

      Keith B.
    3. 100%

      By michael winslow on

      very good very quick delivery and a reasonable price
    4. 100%

      By michael winslow on

      very good very quick delivery and a reasonable price
    5. 100%

      By Chris jefferys on

      Excellent speed and quality.
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    Save £20.47 compared to the genuine Brother!
    Page yield:
    1. 450 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages
    4. 325 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 450 pages
    Cyan - 325 pages
    Magenta - 325 pages
    Yellow - 325 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Pack of 4 ink cartridges
    • Premium brand ink cartridges

      These cartridges are a direct replacement for the versions. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges product high quality prints and are very reliable.

    • Premium brand ink cartridges

      These cartridges are a direct replacement for the versions. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges product high quality prints and are very reliable.

    • 3-year warranty
      3-year warranty on our own-brand cartridges
      We are proud of our own-brand cartridges, so we’ve made trying them a no-brainer. If within three years of purchase you have any problem whatsoever, we’ll happily offer either a replacement or a refund.
      Returning items is easy—it takes just a few minutes. But our return rate is very low, so you’ll be unlikely to need it.
      We are confident that no other own-brand cartridges are better than ours. They produce vibrant prints with accurate colour densities and dark blacks—and their page yields are as good as the genuines, if not better. Give them a try, and see why our customers love them.
      Our own-brand cartridges are incredibly reliable for three reasons:
      1. We are the UK’s biggest seller of own-brand cartridges, and we have invested a lot in optimising them.
      2. We are dedicated to quality. Every own-brand cartridge is performance-tested before it leaves the factory.
      3. We constantly monitor customer feedback, and quickly resolve any issues.
    • Printer protection guarantee
      Our cartridges won't damage your printer—guaranteed
      Some people worry that own-brand cartridges might damage their printers. We know from experience that ours don’t.
      To reassure you, we guarantee that we’ll repair or replace your printer—for free—in the unlikely event that it gets damaged by an own-brand cartridge. This is regardless of how old your printer is. We can afford to offer this because problems are almost unheard of.
      Some people whose printers are less than a year old worry that an own-brand cartridge might invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty. This isn’t true. By law, the manufacturers aren’t allowed to invalidate your warranty if you use own-brand cartridges. If something does go wrong, and our own-brand cartridges are to blame, we’ll take over the manufacturer’s warranty, offer you phone support and repair or replace your printer if needed.

      In summary, there’s zero risk in using our own-brand cartridges.

    Best value Premium

    1.8p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    1. 450 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages
    4. 325 pages
    Page yield:
    1. 450 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages
    4. 325 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 450 pages
    Cyan - 325 pages
    Magenta - 325 pages
    Yellow - 325 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    £25.02

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £22.16
    • 3+ £20.93
    Page yield:
    1. 450 pages
    2. 325 pages
    3. 325 pages
    4. 325 pages

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 450 pages
    Cyan - 325 pages
    Magenta - 325 pages
    Yellow - 325 pages

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

      • Pack of 4 ink cartridges
      • Premium brand ink cartridges

        These cartridges are a direct replacement for the versions. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges product high quality prints and are very reliable.

      • Premium brand ink cartridges

        These cartridges are a direct replacement for the versions. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges product high quality prints and are very reliable.

      • 3-year warranty
        3-year warranty on our own-brand cartridges
        We are proud of our own-brand cartridges, so we’ve made trying them a no-brainer. If within three years of purchase you have any problem whatsoever, we’ll happily offer either a replacement or a refund.
        Returning items is easy—it takes just a few minutes. But our return rate is very low, so you’ll be unlikely to need it.
        We are confident that no other own-brand cartridges are better than ours. They produce vibrant prints with accurate colour densities and dark blacks—and their page yields are as good as the genuines, if not better. Give them a try, and see why our customers love them.
        Our own-brand cartridges are incredibly reliable for three reasons:
        1. We are the UK’s biggest seller of own-brand cartridges, and we have invested a lot in optimising them.
        2. We are dedicated to quality. Every own-brand cartridge is performance-tested before it leaves the factory.
        3. We constantly monitor customer feedback, and quickly resolve any issues.
      • Printer protection guarantee
        Our cartridges won't damage your printer—guaranteed
        Some people worry that own-brand cartridges might damage their printers. We know from experience that ours don’t.
        To reassure you, we guarantee that we’ll repair or replace your printer—for free—in the unlikely event that it gets damaged by an own-brand cartridge. This is regardless of how old your printer is. We can afford to offer this because problems are almost unheard of.
        Some people whose printers are less than a year old worry that an own-brand cartridge might invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty. This isn’t true. By law, the manufacturers aren’t allowed to invalidate your warranty if you use own-brand cartridges. If something does go wrong, and our own-brand cartridges are to blame, we’ll take over the manufacturer’s warranty, offer you phone support and repair or replace your printer if needed.

        In summary, there’s zero risk in using our own-brand cartridges.
    £25.02

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £22.16
    • 3+ £20.93

 
Black ink cartridges for Brother MFC-5490CN printer

  1. Genuine Black Brother LC1100BK Ink Cartridge Twin Pack (LC1100BKBP2)
    Customer Reviews
    1. 5 Star 4
    2. 4 Star 1
    3. 3 Star 0
    4. 2 Star 0
    5. 1 Star 0
    See all 5 reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    96%
    5 reviews

    1. 100%

      By Derek Sutcliffe on

      Genuine Brother expensive but good quality..
    2. 100%

      By Derek Sutcliffe on

      The installation was easy wthout any ink spillage and I consider it to be a reasonable price for the amount of the good quality ink that it it holds,
      The print quality was excellent using my Brother DCP-385 printer.
      My long experience has taught me to stick with the genuine Brother inks from a reputable supplier like yourself,
    3. 80%

      By Jonathan Cardale on

      Good quick service.
      Amazed at the (high) price - would welcome the option of a 4 pack of black cartridges with better economy of scale.
    4. 100%

      By Phil H on

      Perfect service, fast delivery and most importantly very very reasonably priced.
    5. 100%

      By Norma on

      Excellent service - reasonable prices, good product, next day delivery. They did what they said on the tin!
      Would definitely use again.
    Show per page
    Page yield:
    1. 450 pages x 2

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 450 pages x 2

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    • Pack of 2 black ink cartridges
    • Lowest online price guarantee
    • Lowest online price guarantee

      If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

      Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    Best value Genuine

    4.7p per page

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    1. 450 pages x 2
    Page yield:
    1. 450 pages x 2

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 450 pages x 2

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

    £41.92

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £39.92
    • 3+ £39.12
    Page yield:
    1. 450 pages x 2

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 450 pages x 2

    For most cartridges this is based on 5% coverage on A4 paper. These numbers are based on manufacturer quoted values and are for comparison purposes only.

      • Pack of 2 black ink cartridges
      • Lowest online price guarantee
      • Lowest online price guarantee

        If within a year of purchase you happen to experience any quality problem, we'll happily provide a replacement, or a full refund.

        Whatever the reason for returning items to cartridgesave.co.uk, you will never pay a penny for postage.

    £41.92

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £39.92
    • 3+ £39.12

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  • We have a Brother MFC 5490CN copier / fax and would like to order all cartridges in colour and black. However, we previously ordered LC1100 and these don't seem to be available any longer? Can you advise me which other ones are compatable for the above model?

    Compatible cartridges for Brother MFC-5490CN

    We do currently have stock of compatible Brother LC1100 ink cartridges in all colours for the Brother MFC-5490CN printer. If you need all four cartridges in black, cyan, magenta and yellow your best option is to buy our compatible 4 colour Brother LC1100 ink cartridge multipack as listed at the top of this page under "Best value preimum brand set of Brother MFC-5490CN ink cartridges". To order them please click on "Add to basket" and follow the steps required to complete your payment using our secure online checkout. If you have any problems ordering online please contact a member of our customer service team using the number provided on our website.

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - about 8 years ago

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Brother MFC-5490CN Printer Review

Expert review of the Brother MFC-5490CN printer

Our Verdict:

Designed for everyday business tasks, the Brother MFC-5490CN is fully equipped for sending faxes, speedy printing, scanning, and copying. It also comes with direct printing capabilities, network-ready features, and a generous warranty, but some of its special functions may not be too practical for an office.

Design

Measuring 12.8 inches tall, 19.3 inches deep, and 20.7 inches wide, the Brother MFC-5490CN is quite large with a heavy frame and integrated with the colour inkjet technology. It is designed to help users maximise their time and resources with features such as borderless printing, built-in Ethernet, a speedy colour fax machine, and the signature PhotoCapture Centre's PictBridge, media card drives, and USB flash drive ports. This printer is economical, using only 1.5 picoliters per droplet.

Advantages

Users can easily integrate the Brother MFC-5490CN into a network using the Ethernet interface, which is wireless router-friendly, so its features can be shared by multiple computers. The scanner, copier, and fax can be left unattended because of the automatic document feeder. Fax transmissions are speedy with the Super G3 33.6Kbps modem. The 4-cartridge ink system ensures savings, while the Energy Star qualification ensures energy efficiency. The Brother MFC-5490CN comes with a 2-year warranty, too, and users can download apps for wireless printing from their smartphones.

Disadvantages

The Brother MFC-5490CN is aimed at office users, so features like the PictBridge ports and the media card slots may be unnecessary. Some users had trouble setting up the printer and reported paper jam because of the badly-designed paper feed. The Brother MFC-5490CN is quite heavy at 9.4 kg. This printer is quite noisy when it is automatically aligning its cartridges and cleaning the nozzles.