Brother MFC-5490CN Ink Cartridges

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Sets of ink cartridges for Brother MFC-5490CN printer

Compatible 4 Colour Brother LC1100 Ink Cartridge Multipack - (LC-1100BK/C/M/Y)
  • Pack of 4 ink cartridges
  • Premium brand ink cartridges

    These cartridges are a direct replacement for the Brother versions. Manufactured to strict quality standards, our premium cartridges produce high quality prints and are very reliable — in fact, we use them in our offices and recommend them to friends, family and other businesses.

  • 12 month guarantee and FREE returns

    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, you will never pay a penny for postage.

  • Won't invalidate your printer warranty

    We guarantee that your standard printer warranty will not be invalidated by using our premium brand cartridges. If any of our cartridges do cause a problem with your printer, we'll arrange for your printer to be repaired (or replaced if it can't be repaired).

Best value Premium

0.9p 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.

450 pages
325 pages
325 pages
325 pages
1 £12.44 (£14.93 inc VAT)
2 £10.80 (£12.96 inc VAT)
3+ £10.11 (£12.13 inc VAT)
Prices includes FREE next-day delivery

Best value Premium

0.9p 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.

450 pages
325 pages
325 pages
325 pages
£12.44 (£14.93 inc VAT)

FREE next-day delivery

Multi-buy discount
2 £10.80 (£12.96 inc VAT)
3+ £10.11 (£12.13 inc VAT)

Black ink cartridges for Brother MFC-5490CN printer

Cyan ink cartridges for Brother MFC-5490CN printer

Magenta ink cartridges for Brother MFC-5490CN printer

Yellow ink cartridges for Brother MFC-5490CN printer

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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) - almost 6 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.


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.


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.


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.