Canon Pixma MG4250 Ink Cartridges

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Sets of ink cartridges for Canon Pixma MG4250 printer

Compatible High Capacity Black Canon PG-540XL & Tri-Colour Canon CL-541XL Ink Cartridge Multipack
  • Multipack saving: £3.81

    Compared to buying these separately

  • Pack of 2 high capacity ink cartridges
  • Premium brand recycled ink cartridges

    Made using recycled Canon cartridges, these cartridges are a direct replacement for the Canon 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

2.8p 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.

600 pages
400 pages
High Capacity
1 £28.08 (£33.70 inc VAT)
2 £25.46 (£30.55 inc VAT)
3+ £24.33 (£29.20 inc VAT)
Prices includes FREE next-day delivery

Best value Premium

2.8p 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.

600 pages
400 pages
£28.08 (£33.70 inc VAT)

FREE next-day delivery

Multi-buy discount
2 £25.46 (£30.55 inc VAT)
3+ £24.33 (£29.20 inc VAT)

Black ink cartridges for Canon Pixma MG4250 printer

Colour ink cartridges for Canon Pixma MG4250 printer

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  • Hi, I'm looking to buy a Canon Pixma MG4250 all-in-one colour printer. I want to know if I can put in a black and white cartridge for use? Thank you.

    Canon MG4250 black cartridge

    The Canon Pixma MG4250 printer takes separate black and tri-colour cartridges. Both of these will need to be installed in order for you to print. There are two black cartridges which you can use in the Canon Pixma MG4250 printer. The Canon PG540 is the standard capacity black and the Canon PG-540XL is the high capacity black. Simply choose whichever cartridge is more suitable for you in terms of the ink capacity and price.

    Answered by Paul Kielty (Staff Member) - over 5 years ago
  • I've just purchased the Canon MG4250 series printer and it's my first printer using a combination colour cartridge. I note your review of it as being rather wasteful. Can you please tell me how the CL-541 cartridge works? If one ink colour runs out, does it mean you can't use the other colours and you have to then replace the whole cartridge. I wish to know what size of colour cartridge I should purchase to be cost-effective? I have yet to fully read up on the printer but I assume that I can set it to print on black only when printing letters, documents etc. I'm not one for printing many photos, just because it does use so much ink and is expensive, so the use of colour is only when I'm printing something from the website that has colour or for copying documents that have used colour. Hope this makes sense. Thanks.

    Colour cartridge for Canon MG4250 printer

    The review you have read is correct in that, once one of the three colours in a tri-colour cartridge is empty the cartridge will need to be replaced. A lot of the printer manufacturers now offer printers with four separate cartridges that can be replaced individually. The most cost-effective colour cartridge we sell for the Pixma MG4250 printer is the high capacity tri-colour Canon CL-541XL ink cartridge seen here:

    Answered by Claire Smith (Staff Member) - over 5 years ago
  • My Canon Pixma MG4250 printer manual states that I need FINE 541 and 540 cartridges. Are the ones on your website the same? Many thanks.

    FINE cartridges for Canon MG4250

    Yes, this is correct. FINE cartridge technology means that they are genuine Canon ink cartridges with a combined ink and printhead. The genuine Canon PG-540 black ink cartridge and genuine Canon CL-541 ink cartridges that we sell (shown above) use FINE cartridge technology and are the official Canon supplies. This information is outlined in the product description for each of these items. Please click on the links below in order to read more about our Canon MG4250 ink cartridges:

    Genuine black Canon PG-540 ink cartridge:

    Genuine tri-colour Canon CL-541 ink cartridge:

    Answered by Stacey Cullen (Staff Member) - almost 5 years ago
  • What's the difference in performance between the PG540 and PG540XL black cartrdges? Also, do I need to have a colour cartridge in the Pixma MG4250 printer to make it work?

    Difference between Canon MG4250 black cartridges

    The only difference bewteen the genuine Canon PG-540 black ink cartridge and the genuine Canon PG-540XL high capacity black ink cartridge is the amount of ink they contain and the price. They both contain the same type of black ink so you should get the same print quality and reliability from either cartridge. The PG-540XL cartridge works out more cost-effective if you print frequently and prints up to 600 pages in comparison to the PG-540 cartridge which is ideal for occasional printing with a capacity of approximately 180 pages. The Canon Pixma MG4250 is a colour inkjet printer so it's likely to require that both the black and tri-colour cartridges are installed with ink in them in order for the machine to work. For more information on this please consult your Canon MG4250 printer manual.

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - over 4 years ago
  • I was wondering whether there were any recycled cartridges available for the Pixma MG4250 printer as I seem to only be able to find Canon originals when I'm searching on here at present? Many thanks.

    Recycled cartridges for Canon MG4250

    Yes, we do stock recycled Canon PG-540XL and CL-541XL ink cartridges for the Canon Pixma MG4250 printer. They're listed under "Premium brand" cartridges on this page. You can see our pack of premium brand compatible Canon MG4250 ink cartridges by clicking on the following link:

    Answered by Amanda Garnett (Staff Member) - over 4 years ago
  • Can you print in black only with the Canon Pixma MG4250 printer?

    Canon MG4250 black only printing

    There should be a setting on your Canon Pixma MG4250 printer for mono printing. However, because the Canon MG4250 is a colour inkjet printer it's likely to require that you have both the black and the tri-colour cartridges installed with some ink in each cartridge in order to print in black or colour. For more information on the specific settings of your printer please refer to the manual. We've attached a link to the Canon website where you can download the Pixma MG4250 printer manual if you don't have access to a copy:

    Answered by Amanda Garnett (Staff Member) - over 4 years ago
  • I find that I use colour ink more frequently than black ink so can I install a black PG 540 cartridge and a colour CL 541 XL cartridge in my Canon Pixma MG4250 printer? Thanks.

    Canon MG4250 printer cartridge configuration

    Yes, provided that you have one black and one tri-colour cartridge installed in your Canon Pixma MG4250 printer then you should be able to use any combination of the ink cartridges listed on this page, regardless of whether they are standard capacity cartridges or high capacity (XL) cartridges. You can also mix and match genuine Canon MG4250 ink cartridges with compatible MG4250 ink cartridges within the machine if necessary.

    Answered by Demi Mitchell (Staff Member) - about 4 years ago
  • Hi , I started getting my iPad linked with the printer but lost connection almost at the start and can't get back to complete the process. Please help?

    Canon MG4250 printer connections

    Unfortunately, we only specialise in supplying Canon Pixma MG4250 ink cartridges and aren't able to offer you printer support. We advise you to contact Canon directly for technical support or consult your Canon MG4250 printer manual for help with the connection settings. We've included a link to the MG4250 printer manual download page for your reference:

    Answered by Euphemia Milner (Staff Member) - almost 4 years ago
  • Can we buy a Canon MG4250 manual?

    Canon Pixma MG4250 manual

    Unfortunately, we don't supply printer manuals as these are only usually available with the printer from the manufacturer. However, you can download a copy of the Canon Pixma MG4250 printer manual from the Canon website using the attached link:

    Answered by Stacy Bass (Staff Member) - over 3 years ago
  • Will the PG-540XL and the CL-541XL cartridges fit the Pixma MG4250 printer or do they just have to be PG-540 and CL-541 cartridges?

    XL cartridges for Canon MG4250

    Any of the cartridges listed on this page, including standard capacity PG-540 or CL-541 cartridges and high capacity PG-540XL or CL-541XL cartridges, are compatible with the Canon Pixma MG4250 printer. As long as you install one black and one-tri-colour cartridge any combination of these inks can be used. The only difference between Canon PG-540 / CL-541 cartridges and the PG-540XL / CL-541XL cartridges is the amount of ink they contain with XL cartridges lasting longer and being more economical.

    Answered by Carla McDonald (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • Is the Canon Pixma MG4250 compatible with Windows 10?

    Canon MG4250 operating systems

    According to the Canon Pixma MG4250 printer specifications this model is compatible with Windows 10 (32-bit) and (64-bit) operating systems. Please refer to your printer manual for further information. You can download drivers and software, as well as check operating system compatibility, from the Canon MG4250 printer support page using the following link: 10 (32-bit)

    Answered by Damon Tetley (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • We do not seem to get anywhere near the amount of printed pages from the Canon cartridge we don't use it that often is that the reason?

    Color ink cartridges

    We recommend you print at least one page a month just to keep the ink wet, Sometimes if you do not use the printer often the ink can dry up.

    Answered by Sherena Walker (Staff Member) - almost 3 years ago
  • How many ink cartridges are in the Pixma MG4250 ink pack and what's the price?

    Canon MG4250 ink packs

    All of the three Canon Pixma MG4250 ink packs we currently sell contain one black and one-tri-colour ink cartridge. The price of Canon MG4250 black and colour twin packs is shown on the right-hand side of the page above "Add to basket".

    Answered by Jonathan Melbourne (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • I have a Canon Pixma MG4200 printer. Which cartridges should I buy for it? I can only see Canon MG4150 or MG4250 printers?

    Canon MG4250 ink compatibility

    Canon MG4200 is the name of the series rather than a specific model number. The only printer that we currently list in the Canon Pixma MG4200 series is this Canon Pixma MG4250 printer. We advise you to re-check the model number on your printer and in the manual as it's likely that if your printer was purchased in the UK it will be a Pixma MG4250 printer that uses the Canon PG-540, PG-540XL, CL-541 and CL-541XL ink cartridges listed here. if you have a non-UK Canon MG4200 series printer we aren't able to supply the correct cartridges for it as we only supply ink for printers that were bought in the United Kingdom.

    Answered by Joe Hemlin (Staff Member) - over 2 years ago
  • Are the ink cartridges for the Canon Pixma MG3650 bought separately to enable replacing each colour as they run out?

    Re: ink cartridges

    Thank you for your question. Yes you're able to purchase and replace each colour of cartridge separately. For our full listings for the Canon Pixma MG4250, please see the link below:

    Answered by Joe Hemlin (Staff Member) - about 2 years ago
  • ive lost instruction for getting coulered ink to work in my printer can you help please

    ink cartridge

    Thank you for your question.
    I have provided the link for the manual which you will need to download.

    Answered by Beth Hall (Staff Member) - 8 months ago
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Canon Pixma MG4250 Printer Review

Expert review of the Canon Pixma MG4250 printer

Our Verdict:

Ideal for home cardmakers and crafters, this easy-to-use Canon Pixma MG4250 is a modern and advanced all-in-one printer capable of handling photo paper up to approximately 300gsm. This Wi-Fi-ready unit features a colour screen display and it can deliver high-quality prints, copies, and scans. Users can print directly from the cloud or Facebook and receive borderless and vibrant photos. The Canon Pixma MG4250 inkjet all-in-one printer is integrated with an automatic duplexer but print speed slows down when in use.


This convenient MFP printer features a 6.2 cm adjustable display on its control panel. The Pixma MG4250 all-in-one wireless printer also has a flatbed scanner, an automatic duplexer, and memory card readers. Wi-Fi and USB connectivity are available. This model is compatible with Macintosh and Windows operating systems. The Canon Pixma MG4250 multifunction printer can handle 100 sheets at a time and it has a print speed of 5.7 ipm for coloured and 9.9 ipm for monochrome.


Printing photos is very easy, thanks to the good software the Canon Pixma MG4250 colour printer is bundled with. Users can print from memory card slots and choose files through the colour display; they can also get their photos from Facebook, the cloud, or their smartphones and tablets. When printing directly from memory cards, photo enhancements such as crop image and red-eye correction can be done on the printer. The Canon Pixma MG-4250 inkjet printer can continuously copy up to 99 copies and it offers automatic double-sided printing. This model uses high capacity Canon MG4250 printer inks which increase productivity and reduce output costs.


The MG4250 is quite slow when delivering double-sided output. Meanwhile, the Canon MG4250 printer does not come with Ethernet and it uses tri-colour ink cartridges, which are quite wasteful.