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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.


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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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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.

Canon Pixma MP640 Ink Cartridges

Canon Pixma MP640 Ink Cartridges

The following 17 products are guaranteed to work in your Canon Pixma MP640 printer:

17 products guaranteed to work in your printer:

17 products guaranteed to work in your Canon Pixma MP640 printer:

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Sets of ink cartridges for Canon Pixma MP640 printer

  1. Genuine 2 Black & 3 Colour Canon PGI-520 / CLI-521 Ink Cartridge Multipack - (PGI-520BK/CLI-521BK/C/M/Y)
    Customer Reviews

    Average Customer Review:
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    147 reviews

    1. 100%

      By Colin Waterfield on

      The cartridges turned up the next day, which was very pleasing.
    2. 100%

      By Rosalind wale on

      Brilliant service as usual and free postage!
    3. 100%

      By Yvonne Headey on

      I placed my order last Friday and contrary to the info on your site ( Mon. 8th) and my expectations, the package arrived by 11.am on Saturday morning. I cannot find any way such rapid service could be improved. Within a matter of minutes the necessary cartridges were installed and my printer fully functional again. It is some time since I had replaced the cartridges but the price seemed reasonable and less than I had
      paid then. So, congratulations, you have gained another
      delighted customer. I shall be back and have already recommended your name and service to other family members.
    4. 100%

      By Jordi Barreras on

      Good services and great technical support
    5. 80%

      By Peter Yerburgh on

      I am using a Canon iP4700 and I was glad to be able to get genuine Canon catridges at a good price. The ones supplied bby you work perfectly and I would recommend your firm.
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    Cyan - 505 pages
    Magenta - 471 pages
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    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 5 ink cartridges
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      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.

    1.3p 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.

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    Black - 3,425 pages
    Black - 350 pages
    Cyan - 505 pages
    Magenta - 471 pages
    Yellow - 505 pages
    55ml

    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.

    £66.14

    FREE next-day delivery

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    3. 505 pages
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    5. 505 pages
    55ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 3,425 pages
    Black - 350 pages
    Cyan - 505 pages
    Magenta - 471 pages
    Yellow - 505 pages
    55ml

    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 5 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.

    £66.14

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    • 2 £63.38
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  2. Genuine 4 Colour Canon CLI-521 Ink Cartridge Multipack - (CLI-521BK/ CLI-521C/ CLI-521M/ CLI-521Y)
    Customer Reviews
    1. 5 Star 114
    2. 4 Star 13
    3. 3 Star 0
    4. 2 Star 0
    5. 1 Star 0
    See all 127 reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    97.952755905512%
    127 reviews

    1. 100%

      By Barbara Bullion hi on

      I was very impressed by the easy way I could order my inkers without fancy delivery offers tying me up to deals I did not ask for. The inkers arrived on the day stated.
      No fuss when ordering I am impressed and will most certainly be ordering again
      Thank you for your efficiency
    2. 100%

      By Barbara Bullion hi on

      I was very impressed by the easy way I could order my inkers without fancy delivery offers tying me up to deals I did not ask for. The inkers arrived on the day stated.
      No fuss when ordering I am impressed and will most certainly be ordering again
      Thank you for your efficiency
    3. 100%

      By Alan Argent on

      I would recommend this service to others
    4. 100%

      By Ian Dunn on

      After a slight hiccup with the first order, ( the wrong ones sent ) they were replaced without any problem the next day. Thank you.

    5. 100%

      By Beverley Darby on

      Genuine Brand. Arrived promptly. Easy Installation. Happy Customer
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    Cyan - 505 pages
    Magenta - 471 pages
    Yellow - 505 pages
    36ml

    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.

    Best value Genuine

    1.0p 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. 3,425 pages
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    4. 505 pages
    36ml
    Page yield:
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    4. 505 pages
    36ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 3,425 pages
    Cyan - 505 pages
    Magenta - 471 pages
    Yellow - 505 pages
    36ml

    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.

    £48.47

    FREE next-day delivery

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    • 2 £46.07
    • 3+ £45.17
    Page yield:
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    3. 471 pages
    4. 505 pages
    36ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 3,425 pages
    Cyan - 505 pages
    Magenta - 471 pages
    Yellow - 505 pages
    36ml

    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.

    £48.47

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    • 2 £46.07
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  3. Genuine Multipack 3-Colour Canon CLI-521 Ink Cartridge - (2934B007AA)
    Customer Reviews
    1. 5 Star 66
    2. 4 Star 9
    3. 3 Star 0
    4. 2 Star 0
    5. 1 Star 0
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    Average Customer Review:
    97.6%
    75 reviews

    1. 100%

      By Barbara Bullion hi on

      I was very impressed by the easy way I could order my inkers without fancy delivery offers tying me up to deals I did not ask for. The inkers arrived on the day stated.
      No fuss when ordering I am impressed and will most certainly be ordering again
      Thank you for your efficiency
    2. 100%

      By Barbara Bullion hi on

      I was very impressed by the easy way I could order my inkers without fancy delivery offers tying me up to deals I did not ask for. The inkers arrived on the day stated.
      No fuss when ordering I am impressed and will most certainly be ordering again
      Thank you for your efficiency
    3. 100%

      By Alan Argent on

      I would recommend this service to others
    4. 100%

      By Beverley Darby on

      Genuine Brand. Arrived promptly. Easy Installation. Happy Customer
    5. 80%

      By john davidson on

      As usual, excellent, quick, service and delivery, and good quality product which is easily installed, and produces good results. Also the price is a little on the high side, but have tried non branded alternatives, and although much cheaper, quality is lower. Recommended, and always impressed with the service. would have awarded five stars if a little cheaper.
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    27ml

    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.

    2.4p 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.

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    Cyan - 505 pages
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    27ml

    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.

    £36.17

    FREE next-day delivery

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    • 2 £34.20
    • 3+ £33.41
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    3. 505 pages
    27ml

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    Magenta - 471 pages
    Yellow - 505 pages
    27ml

    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.

    £36.17

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  4. Compatible 2 Black & 3 Colour Canon PGI-520 / CLI-521 Ink Cartridge Multipack - (PGI-520BK/CLI-521BK/C/M/Y)
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    Average Customer Review:
    98.095238095238%
    189 reviews

    1. 100%

      By David Martin on

      This is the second set of cartridges I have bought for my Cannon printer as the first set printed well, good colour,quantity & quality printing. Based on this I would recomend to friends.
    2. 100%

      By David Martin on

      This is the second set of cartridges I have bought for my Cannon printer as the first set printed well, good colour,quantity & quality printing. Based on this I would recomend to friends.
    3. 100%

      By Patricia on

      I always buy these from cartridgesave.co for home and work as I can relay on good quality products
    4. 100%

      By Denis Dalby on

      I ordered an Ink Cartridge Multipack for my Canon MP 550 printer at 2.30 on Friday afternoon and it was delivered by First Class post Saturday morning at no extra cost. A test print showed excellent results with good quality print. The price was a big attraction at over half the other competitors. I will recommend Cartridge Save to all my friends.
    5. 100%

      By Ron Francis on

      Prompt delivery of a good value compatible set of cartridges for my Canon printer which I have used for several years now. Definitely would recommend. Also recieved envelopes to recycle old ones.
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    Pack Contains:

    Black - 3,425 pages
    Black - 350 pages
    Cyan - 505 pages
    Magenta - 471 pages
    Yellow - 505 pages
    55ml

    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 5 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.
    0.7p 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. 3,425 pages
    2. 350 pages
    3. 505 pages
    4. 471 pages
    5. 505 pages
    55ml
    Page yield:
    1. 3,425 pages
    2. 350 pages
    3. 505 pages
    4. 471 pages
    5. 505 pages
    55ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 3,425 pages
    Black - 350 pages
    Cyan - 505 pages
    Magenta - 471 pages
    Yellow - 505 pages
    55ml

    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.

    £36.40

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £32.96
    • 3+ £31.45
    Page yield:
    1. 3,425 pages
    2. 350 pages
    3. 505 pages
    4. 471 pages
    5. 505 pages
    55ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 3,425 pages
    Black - 350 pages
    Cyan - 505 pages
    Magenta - 471 pages
    Yellow - 505 pages
    55ml

    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 5 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.
    £36.40

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
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    • 2 £32.96
    • 3+ £31.45

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  • Do you sell a CLI521 grey cartridge for the Canon MP640 printer? I can see you sell all the other colours but this one isn't listed?

    Canon MP640 printer ink

    The Canon Pixma MP640 inkjet photo printer is a 5-colour printer requiring two black ink cartridges and the cyan, magenta, and yellow, inks. The Pixma MP640 printer will not accept a grey ink cartridge which is why we don't list this item for use in your printer.

    Answered by Joe Hemlin (Staff Member) - about 4 years ago
  • I have a Canon Pixma MP640 printer. I've put a set of four cartridges in my basket (which includes the black). I need to get another different black as well don't I? Which one do I need (can't remember and can't find it in my manual)? Thanks for your help!

    Buying a set of Pixma MP640 inks

    Thank you for your question. To get the full set of Canon Pixma MP640 ink cartridges you'll need to purchase a separate black Canon PGI-520BK ink cartridge as this item is not included in the 4 colour Canon CLI-521 multipack. This pack only includes the black Canon CLI-521BK cartridge. Please follow the link below for the separate black Canon PGI-520BK cartridge that you need: https://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/2932B001AA-CPT.html

    Answered by Claire Smith (Staff Member) - about 8 months ago

Choosing MP-640 inkjet cartridges takes just just a few minutes, that's almost nothing when compared to the tedious mission of getting in touch with every individual shop there is nearby for your replacements. Why waste any precious time. We have already carried out the research so you can order the full range of replacement ink cartridges that will be a suitable match to use in the MP 640 printer. Save some time and also money if you purchase printer supplies from Cartridge Save!

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Purchase genuine or compatible Canon cartridges today through us to save cash with the provision of free next day delivery as standard. So we are able to show that Cartridge Save not offer anything besides superior quality cartridges, each ink cartridge includes our market-leading 12 month cash back guarantee - in case you run into a problem within the 12 month return your inkjet cartridge to us for your money back without delay.

Canon Pixma MP640 Printer Review

Expert review of the Canon Pixma MP640 printer

Our Verdict:

Network-ready and well-connected, the Canon Pixma MP640 is aimed at small offices and photography enthusiasts seeking an affordable multifunction printer that promises high-quality prints in both monochrome and in full colour. Despite the slightly improved print speed and the efficient scanning and photocopying capabilities, the Pixma MP640 is expensive to run. Canon may also need to improve on the clumsy design which makes the printer look a little too bulky.

Design

At 8.8 Kg, the Canon Pixma MP640 is quite light for a multifunction printer that has an integrated scanner and copier. The features are packed in a 450mm wide, 176mm tall, and 368mm in diameter body – a little too big for small desktops. The scanner and copier are both fast and produce vivid copies. The print resolution of the Canon Pixma MP640 s an impressive 9600x2400 dpi, and you can expect high quality photo prints with its 5-ink technology. The output paper tray and the control panel cover can be closed when not in use, and the TFT screen is bright and integrated under the cover of the control panel. Apart from wireless connectivity, it also has Ethernet for your wired network.

Advantages

The five-ink system produces high-quality documents and photos, but unlike other multifunction printers by the same manufacturer, the Canon Pixma MP640 prints a little faster at 9.2 ppm in monochrome and 8.1 ppm in colour. Prints come out sharp. The dual paper input allows you to use either regular or photo paper. A DVD/CD printing tray is also integrated into the Canon Pixma MP640, along with an auto duplexer. You can print directly from a memory card or a flash drive, as well as through a wireless network.

Disadvantages

Unfortunately, running the Canon Pixma MP640 is not cheap because of the expensive ink cartridges. You may also want to get an optional Bluetooth adapter (another expense). The auto-duplexer is sub-par in terms of speed, and some users report having to reboot the printer before they can scan a document and automatically convert it into a PDF file for the PC via Wi-Fi. Some users also report that the wireless connectivity features of the Pixma MP640 are not the most reliable.