Kodak has made this an All-In-One printer, which in this case means it can copy and scan up to 8.5 x 11 inch documents, as well as print on plain paper and photo paper. It can print documents up to 8.5 x 14 inches. There is no display on the printer. It can do photo image enhancement. The printer can print at 100%, shrink to fit, fill the page, and mirror.
The ESP 3 can print in draft up to 29 ppm, and copy and scan are approximately the same. 4 x 6 inch photos take about 30 seconds to print, although a user commented it took nearly a minute for the photo paper to load. It can make up to nine copies at a time.
The included EasyShare software is optimized for genuine Kodak photo papers. It also has scan to file, and OCR support for documents.
The print tray can hold 100 sheets of plain paper, from 4 x 6 inches to 8.5 x 14 inches, or 30 sheets of photo paper. It will print on plain and coated paper, photo paper, iron on media, transparencies and label media, and greeting cards. It auto detects when you are using Kodak photo paper.
It weighs just over 13 pounds, and measures about 17 x 12 x 7 inches.
The two cartridge system uses plain black ink, and five colors in the color cartridge. These are cyan, magenta, yellow, photo black, and a clear coat applied after the pigment color is printed.