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Free next-day 98% of orders arrive the next working day Royal Mail 1st class * FREE
Guaranteed next-day Guaranteed to arrive on the next working day

Guaranteed next-day

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery on the next working day, you will be given:

- A 10% refund of the total order value

- A refund of £2.95 next-day courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Guaranteed next-day

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery on the next working day, you will be given:

- A 10% refund of the total order value

- A refund of £2.95 next-day courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Courier £2.95
Guaranteed pre-12 Guaranteed to arrive before 12 noon on the next working day

Guaranteed pre-12

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery 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 pre-12 courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Guaranteed pre-12

In the extremely unlikely event that the courier does not attempt delivery 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 pre-12 courier charge

- A further voucher giving you 10% off your next order

Courier £7.95

* Depending on size and value, some orders may be upgraded from Royal Mail to Courier.


Delivery Schedule

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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

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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  • 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 Smartbase MP390 Ink Cartridges
Canon Smartbase MP390 Ink Cartridges

Canon Smartbase MP390 Ink Cartridges

The following 4 products are guaranteed to work in your Canon Smartbase MP390 printer:

4 products guaranteed to work in your printer:

4 products guaranteed to work in your Canon Smartbase MP390 printer:

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Sets of ink cartridges for Canon Smartbase MP390 printer

  1. Compatible 2 x Black & 1 x Colour Canon BCI-24 Ink Cartridge Multipack - (BCI24BK & BCI24C)
    Customer Reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    94.871794871795%
    39 reviews

    1. 100%

      By MURF 28 on

      GOOD PRODUCT QUICK DELIVERY EXCELLENT SERVICE
    2. 100%

      By bpt plm on

      Yes arrived very promptly the black fitted and working well.
      colour one not yet used
    3. 100%

      By Gabrielle on

      Very pleased with service, quality of cartridges and the price. Print quality is good. I would recommend to others.
    4. 100%

      By Roy Jackson on

      Super value & excellent service. I would recommend this company to any one.
    5. 100%

      By Smurf28 on

      Good product quick service
    << < 1 2
    ...
    7 8 > >>
    Page yield:
    1. 2 x 125 pages
    2. 170 pages
    40ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2 x 125 pages
    Tri-colour - 170 pages
    40ml

    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 contains 2 black, 1 colour ink cartridge
    • 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
      Printer Protection Guarantee
      “In the unlikely event that Cartridge Save own brand cartridges cause damage to your printer—regardless of how old your printer is—we will repair or replace your printer for free.”
      And they won’t invalidate your printer manufacturer’s warranty...
      If your printer is less than one year old, your manufacturer’s warranty won’t be affected by using our cartridges (this is the law). However, in the unlikely event that our own brand products are to blame, we will take over the manufacturer’s warranty offering phone support and, if needed, repair or replace your printer.

      This means there is absolutely no risk in giving Cartridge Save own brand cartridges a try.
    3.0p 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. 2 x 125 pages
    2. 170 pages
    40ml
    Page yield:
    1. 2 x 125 pages
    2. 170 pages
    40ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2 x 125 pages
    Tri-colour - 170 pages
    40ml

    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.

    £12.54 (£15.05 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £10.19 (£12.23 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £9.31 (£11.17 inc VAT)
    Page yield:
    1. 2 x 125 pages
    2. 170 pages
    40ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 2 x 125 pages
    Tri-colour - 170 pages
    40ml

    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 contains 2 black, 1 colour ink cartridge
      • 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
        Printer Protection Guarantee
        “In the unlikely event that Cartridge Save own brand cartridges cause damage to your printer—regardless of how old your printer is—we will repair or replace your printer for free.”
        And they won’t invalidate your printer manufacturer’s warranty...
        If your printer is less than one year old, your manufacturer’s warranty won’t be affected by using our cartridges (this is the law). However, in the unlikely event that our own brand products are to blame, we will take over the manufacturer’s warranty offering phone support and, if needed, repair or replace your printer.

        This means there is absolutely no risk in giving Cartridge Save own brand cartridges a try.
    £12.54 (£15.05 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £10.19 (£12.23 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £9.31 (£11.17 inc VAT)

 
Black ink cartridges for Canon Smartbase MP390 printer

  1. Compatible Black Canon BCI-24 Printer Cartridge - (Canon 6881A002)
    Customer Reviews
    1. 5 Star 14
    2. 4 Star 4
    3. 3 Star 0
    4. 2 Star 0
    5. 1 Star 0
    See all 18 reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    95.555555555556%
    18 reviews

    1. 100%

      By bpt plm &htg on

      Yes delivery was quick. Easy to install, right size nozzle and works well
    2. 100%

      By Smurf28 on

      Good product with fast delivery will be buying AGAIN
    3. 80%

      By RjACKSON on

      VERY SATISFIED
    4. 80%

      By GMA on

      Good service and quality is good too - will definitely order again.
    5. 100%

      By Alan on

      See my other comments
    << < 1 2 3 4 > >>
    Page yield:
    1. 125 pages
    11ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 125 pages
    11ml

    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.

    • Black ink cartridge
    • 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
      Printer Protection Guarantee
      “In the unlikely event that Cartridge Save own brand cartridges cause damage to your printer—regardless of how old your printer is—we will repair or replace your printer for free.”
      And they won’t invalidate your printer manufacturer’s warranty...
      If your printer is less than one year old, your manufacturer’s warranty won’t be affected by using our cartridges (this is the law). However, in the unlikely event that our own brand products are to blame, we will take over the manufacturer’s warranty offering phone support and, if needed, repair or replace your printer.

      This means there is absolutely no risk in giving Cartridge Save own brand cartridges a try.
    5.1p 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. 125 pages
    11ml
    Page yield:
    1. 125 pages
    11ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 125 pages
    11ml

    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.

    £6.32 (£7.58 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £4.66 (£5.59 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £4.00 (£4.80 inc VAT)
    Page yield:
    1. 125 pages
    11ml

    Pack Contains:

    Black - 125 pages
    11ml

    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.

      • Black ink cartridge
      • 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
        Printer Protection Guarantee
        “In the unlikely event that Cartridge Save own brand cartridges cause damage to your printer—regardless of how old your printer is—we will repair or replace your printer for free.”
        And they won’t invalidate your printer manufacturer’s warranty...
        If your printer is less than one year old, your manufacturer’s warranty won’t be affected by using our cartridges (this is the law). However, in the unlikely event that our own brand products are to blame, we will take over the manufacturer’s warranty offering phone support and, if needed, repair or replace your printer.

        This means there is absolutely no risk in giving Cartridge Save own brand cartridges a try.
    £6.32 (£7.58 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £4.66 (£5.59 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £4.00 (£4.80 inc VAT)

     
Colour ink cartridges for Canon Smartbase MP390 printer

  1. Compatible Tri-Colour Canon BCI-24C Printer Cartridge - (Canon 6882A002AA)
    Customer Reviews

    Average Customer Review:
    91.111111111111%
    9 reviews

    1. 100%

      By gill harcombe on

      very prompt delivery, easy to negotiate web site. goods arrived next day exactly as ordered. very satisfied , will use again
    2. 80%

      By R Jackson on

      VERY SATISFIED with the cartridge but the pen never worked
    3. 100%

      By frank wayman on

      very good done just what i wanted avery good price easy to install would recomend it to any one printer is a canon mp390
    4. 100%

      By Alan on

      See my other comments
    5. 100%

      By Ailsalee on

      Great product for a really low price. No hassle to order, fast delivery.
    << < 1 2 > >>
    Page yield:
    1. 170 pages
    18ml

    Pack Contains:

    Tri-colour - 170 pages
    18ml

    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.

    • Tri-colour ink cartridge
    • 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
      Printer Protection Guarantee
      “In the unlikely event that Cartridge Save own brand cartridges cause damage to your printer—regardless of how old your printer is—we will repair or replace your printer for free.”
      And they won’t invalidate your printer manufacturer’s warranty...
      If your printer is less than one year old, your manufacturer’s warranty won’t be affected by using our cartridges (this is the law). However, in the unlikely event that our own brand products are to blame, we will take over the manufacturer’s warranty offering phone support and, if needed, repair or replace your printer.

      This means there is absolutely no risk in giving Cartridge Save own brand cartridges a try.
    3.7p 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. 170 pages
    18ml
    Page yield:
    1. 170 pages
    18ml

    Pack Contains:

    Tri-colour - 170 pages
    18ml

    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.

    £6.32 (£7.58 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £4.66 (£5.59 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £4.00 (£4.80 inc VAT)
    Page yield:
    1. 170 pages
    18ml

    Pack Contains:

    Tri-colour - 170 pages
    18ml

    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.

      • Tri-colour ink cartridge
      • 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
        Printer Protection Guarantee
        “In the unlikely event that Cartridge Save own brand cartridges cause damage to your printer—regardless of how old your printer is—we will repair or replace your printer for free.”
        And they won’t invalidate your printer manufacturer’s warranty...
        If your printer is less than one year old, your manufacturer’s warranty won’t be affected by using our cartridges (this is the law). However, in the unlikely event that our own brand products are to blame, we will take over the manufacturer’s warranty offering phone support and, if needed, repair or replace your printer.

        This means there is absolutely no risk in giving Cartridge Save own brand cartridges a try.
    £6.32 (£7.58 inc VAT)

    FREE next-day delivery

    Multi-buy discount
    • Buy more, save money
    • 2 £4.66 (£5.59 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £4.00 (£4.80 inc VAT)

Printheads for Canon Smartbase MP390 printer

  1. Genuine Canon QY6-0054 Printhead - (QY6-0054-000)
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    3. 3 Star 0
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    5. 1 Star 0
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    Average Customer Review:
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    1 reviews

    1. 100%

      By John A. on

      Cartridge Save literally `made my day` when I found out I could simply replace my old (11years) Canon printhead in my MP360 Smartbase.
      I didn`t mind waiting a few days for the genuine item from Japan. I could have bought a new printer but, I like repairing things where-ever possible.
    • Qy6-0054 printhead
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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.

    £57.65 (£69.18 inc VAT)

    FREE delivery

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    • 2 £55.81 (£66.97 inc VAT)
    • 3+ £55.16 (£66.19 inc VAT)
      • Qy6-0054 printhead
      • 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.

    £57.65 (£69.18 inc VAT)

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    • 2 £55.81 (£66.97 inc VAT)
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  • My MP390 Canon Smartbase printer cannot print from my PC. My PC needs to know which other models are compatible to the MP390 because it doesn't appear in my list of printers on the PC. Please help?

    Canon Smartbase MP390 printer setup

    You need to run the installation disc so that your computer will list this machine. If you no longer have access to this disc please contact Canon or visit their website to download the appropriate software. You may find the following page useful: http://www.canon.co.uk/Support/Consumer_Products/products/Fax__Multifunctionals/InkJet/SmartBase_series/SmartBase_MP390.aspx?type=download&page=1

    Answered by Daniel Kelman (Staff Member) - about 7 years ago
  • What other models are compatible to Canon MP390, and is the machine still used or is out-of-stock (ie. is it still manufacured and parts / accessories easily found at retail stores)?

    Canon Smartbase MP390 supply availability

    All of the ink and consumables found on this page are compatible with your Canon Smartbase MP390 printer. We supply black and tri-colour ink as well as the replacement printhead unit and refill kits for your printer. Although this model is relatively old now we can supply you with any of these items.

    Answered by Daniel Kelman (Staff Member) - about 7 years ago

Canon MP390 Smartbase Ink Cartridges

The Canon MP390 is a great printer for the majority of print tasks. One day though, you'll have to replace a cartridge, at this point you'll find that these can be expensive. However, Cartridge Save is on hand to reduce your replacement ink bill. We offer exciting discounts on Canon Smartbase ink and whether buying one cartridge or many.

Complete Satisfaction With Every Order

There's no point in spending too much on the MP-390 cartridges when it is simple to save a pile of money buying with Cartridge Save. Enjoy complete satisfaction when purchasing Smartbase MP390 ink cartridges from us because they are covered by a cast iron money back guarantee. Don't forget that every purchase also comes with free delivery, usually arriving the next business day!

Canon Smartbase MP390 Printer Review

Expert review of the Canon Smartbase MP390 printer

Our Verdict:

A step ahead of the MP370 model, the Canon Smartbase MP390 inkjet printer now comes with standalone fax functions, making the unit an excellent choice for offices that do a lot of faxing, printing, scanning, and copying. The Canon MP390 multifunction inkjet is one of the most affordable in its line. However, it is not very frugal when it comes to ink consumption, especially with its low yielding ink cartridges. The Canon Smartbase MP390 is still an excellent upgrade, with more PC-less functions, and excellent photo-printing capabilities. It, however, lacks an ADF unit for easier multi-page scanning/faxing/copying.

Design

Probably the most stylish multifunction device ever, the Canon Smartbase MP390 PIXMA inkjet all-in-one printer has a snappy build with the flatbed scanner right on the top panel, together with the comprehensive control panel and LCD display for controlling PC-less operations. Both paper trays unfold from the rear and the centre of the machine. At full extension, the Canon Smartbase MP390 all-in-one measures 454x358x149 mm – still compact, considering it is a multifunction device. It features a USB port and an additional PictBridge port, which resides near the memory card slots. Two telephone jacks are also installed for connecting a phone or an answering machine unit.

Advantages

More than the sleek design, the Canon Smartbase MP-390 multifunction printer catches users' attention because of its high-resolution outputs that reach as high as 4800x1200 dpi. Fax comes standard with the Smartbase MP390 and fax functions can even be used without needing PC connection, along with print, scan, and copy functions. Print speeds are quite attractive , at 18 ppm and 12 ppm, and scanning time is not bad as well.

Disadvantages

The Canon Smartbase MP390 colour inkjet printer can be expensive to maintain, especially when using the print and copy functions heavily. The Canon MP390 uses low-capacity ink tanks, which means frequent replacement. Many users feel that an ADF unit can increase productivity even more.