The features of the all-in-one HP Deskjet 3050 Inkjet printer include the ability to print, scan and copy; compatibility with Mac and Windows devices; and available 4- by 6-inch color photo printing. Built-in wireless capability allows printing from devices on connected 802.11b/g/n wireless networks.

The Deskjet 3050 has an input tray for up to 60 pages of plain 20-pound paper and an output tray capacity of 25 plain pages. Print speeds in first draft mode can be up to 20 pages per minute after the first page for black and white printing and up to 16 pages per minute for color. Scanning features include optical resolution of 1200 by 1200 pixels per inch, 24-bit color scanning, 8-bit grayscale scanning with 256 levels of gray, and a maximum scan size of 8.5 by 11.7 inches.

The Deskjet 3050 uses dual drop weight technology, which combines ink droplets of different volumes to create better ink coverage. The LCD screen provides easy access to quick form templates, so one can print daily or weekly calendars, games such as mazes or tic-tac-toe charts, music sheets, to-do lists and graph paper without connecting to a PC. Energy Star certification means the printer is optimized for efficient energy use.