PANTONE® Formula Scale 3


PANTONE® Formula Scale 3

The PANTONE Formula Scale 3 comes ready programmed with ALL the formulas contained in the standard PANTONE formula guides (including metallics & fluorescents), and the latest colors in both the new PANTONE metallic formula guide and the new PANTONE pastel formula guide. The new scales can be used to mix up ANY PANTONE solid color.

Note: The PANTONE metallic formula guide and PANTONE Pastel formula guide have both recently been updated, with the addition of new colors. Any existing owner of a Model PFS3 PANTONE Formula Scale can obtain an upgrade from us to include the new colors, at a nominal cost.

The new standard PANTONE Formula Scale 3 models are able to mix ink to formulate PANTONE Colors, up to 5 kg maximum capacity. They are great for all printers who have a variety of color printing requirements, and a reputation for quality results.  The large backlit display provides detailed information at every stage, with numbers displayed in large digits – so the scales are really easy to use.

You are guided through the addition of the base inks by a progress bar, and can then use the weight indicator for the precise amount. Should you miss out any of the bases, or not be within tolerances, you will be warned before you quit the mixing sequence.

As with all PANTONE Formula Scales, you simply select the PANTONE color you want to mix, enter the quantity, then put a container onto the weigh pan and step through the mixing sequence. The scales will compute the exact amounts of each of the base inks required, and warn you of any potential problems.

Context sensitive information is available at the touch of a button, so you can easily check a formula, the quantities of base inks required or the progress of the mix. You can also select from a number of options, including a choice to work in kg or lbs.

The PANTONE Formula Scale 3 builds on the success of the classic PANTONE Formula Scale, proven by thousands of printers throughout the world to be the best way to accurately mix up PANTONE colors, with the latest technology providing a host of advanced features.

Model Information

Model Number PFS3-5-22 PFS3-5-12
Mixing Capacity 5kg 10 lb 5kg 10 lb
Max. Capacity 6kg 12 lb 6kg 12 lb
Scale Division 0.001kg 0.001 lb 0.001kg 0.001 lb
Power Supply 230 V, 60 Hz 120 V, 60 Hz


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Product Specifications

  • Stored Formulae
  • PANTONE Colors found in the PANTONE formula guide printer edition, PANTONE metallic guide, and the PANTONE pastel guide
  • Weighing Accuracy
  • ± 0.05% ± 1/2 Scale Division
  • Formulation Accuracy
  • ± 0.05% ± 1/2 Scale Division
  • Tare Range
  • Full Scale Capacity