Cartridge prices starting at $8.99

The Canon PIXMA MP540 prints at speeds of 4-6 pages per minute n black, and 3 pages per minute in color. Trusted Reviews gives this printer 4.5 out of 5 stars. They like its print quality, especially on Canon Platinum photo paper. PC World gives this printer 4 out of 5 stars. They like that it is user friendly and they like its print quality. They don't like its slow speed. (Hint: If this is your printer, you've come to the right place. Carrot Ink carries compatible Canon CLI-221 ink cartridges for this unit that are priced 80% less the same genuine cartridges. You can get five of our excellent cartridges, and receive five times the printing, for the price of just one of theirs. How cool is that? You can simply pocket the savings or buy something nice for yourself. So, make that switch to compatible Canon ink cartridges! We guarantee your satisfaction, so shop here now!

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  1. Canon PGI-220 & CLI-221 Compatible Ink Cartridge 10-Pack Combo
    Canon PGI-220 & CLI-221 Compatible Ink Cartridge 10-Pack Combo

    Contains 2x PGI-220 Pigment Black, and 8x CLI-221 (2 each of Black, Cyan, Magenta, & Yellow) Compatible Ink Cartridges.

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    10 Cartridges / $ ea
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  2. Compatible Canon PGI-220 & CLI-221, 5-Pack Carrotink
    Canon PGI-220 & CLI-221 Compatible Ink Cartridge 5-Pack Combo
    97% of 100

    Contains 1 PGI-220BK Black, and 1 each of CLI-221 Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Compatible Ink Cartridges

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    5 Cartridges / $ ea
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  3. Canon PGI-220 & CLI-221 Color Compatible High Yield Ink Cartridge 3-Pack
    Canon PGI-220 & CLI-221 Color Compatible High Yield Ink Cartridge 3-Pack

    • (1) CLI-221C (2947B001) Compatible Cyan
    • (1) CLI-221M (2948B001) Compatible Magenta
    • (1) CLI-221Y (2949B001) Compatible Yellow
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    3 Cartridges / $ ea
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How to Replace Cartridge(s)

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Open the paper output tray.
  2. Open the scanning unit cover.
  3. Without touching the lock lever, push the tab in on the front of the ink cartridge you wish to replace and pull it out of its slot.
  4. Take the new cartridge out of its wrapper and remove the plastic tape.
  5. Twist off the orange cap. Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzles.
  6. Slide the new cartridge into the proper slot. Push it in until it snaps firmly in place.
  7. Close the scanning unit cover.


Frequently Asked Questions


The black print cartridge is full, but why is my Canon PIXMA MP540 not printing in black?

Check to see if the orange tape that comes with the cartridge has been completely removed. If not, then remove it before you put the cartridge back into the printer.


What is your product guarantee?

All Carrot Ink brand products come with a full-year money-back guarantee. So, if you are not happy with your ordered product, let us know and we’ll give you a full refund of the purchase price as long as it’s within a year of your purchase.


My printer says it’s running out of black ink—can I stop the low ink warning from displaying without installing a new cartridge yet?

Yes. You can temporarily disable the ink level detection function of your printer. Simply press and hold down the STOP/RESET button on the printer for about 7 seconds, and then release it.