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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 - PLUS 100 Custom Formulas

User-Defined Formulae

Up to 100 Custom Formulas using any PANTONE Bases

Weighing Accuracy

± 0.05% ± 1/2 Scale Division

Formulation Accuracy

± 0.05% ± 1/2 Scale Division

Tare Range

Full Scale Capacity

PANTONE® Formula Scale 3+

The NEW PANTONE Formula Scale 3+ comes with all of the many features of the standard PANTONE Formula Scale 3, plus important extra advanced features.

Like the standard PFS3 scales, it is 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. These scales can be used to mix up ANY PANTONE solid color.

However, with this new model, you can store up to 100 of your own 'Custom' colors. So when you have a special color for an important customer, you can save it in the scale memory, and you will know that you can easily mix the exact formula again when the customer comes back! The Custom Formulas can be derived from known PANTONE colors by editing, or entered from new data. When saved, they can be named for easy reference.

We all know that some formulas are more critical than others, perhaps with a small amount of PANTONE Black, or other sensitive component, which will need to be added accurately to get a good match. So the NEW PANTONE Formula Scale 3+ has a x10 'High Resolution' weighing mode. If you need to use it because one or more of the components of a mix is very small, the Scale will prompt you. It will also allow you to make very small mixes when needed.

While most requirements are to mix up to a few kilograms of ink, and are met by the Standard Capacity of 5kg, some printers have requirements for larger quantities. We can provide 10kg and 25kg Capacity Models with all of the same features.

All of the current PANTONE Formula Scales offer a facility to 'Recalculate' the components of a mix if you accidentally add too much of a component, and can't remove it from the mix. This model simplifies the operation by providing the 'Recalculate' function on a separate key.

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
Standard Division 0.001kg 0.001 lb 0.001kg 0.001 lb
High Resolution Mode 0.0001kg 0.0002 lb 0.0001kg 0.0002 lb
Power Supply 230 V, 60 Hz 120 V, 60 Hz


Model Number PFS3+:10-22 PFS3+:10-12
Mixing Capacity 10kg 20 lb 10kg 20 lb
Max. Capacity 12kg 25 lb 12kg 25 lb
Scale Division 0.001kg 0.001 lb 0.001kg 0.001 lb
High Resolution Mode 0.0002kg 0.0005 lb 0.0002kg 0.0005 lb
Power Supply 230 V, 60 Hz 120 V, 60 Hz


Model Number PFS3+:25-22 PFS3+:25-12
Mixing Capacity 25kg 50 lb 25kg 50 lb
Max. Capacity 30kg 25 lb 12kg 25 lb
Scale Division 0.01kg 0.02 lb 0.01kg 0.02 lb
High Resolution Mode 0.001kg 0.002 lb 0.001kg 0.002 lb
Power Supply 230 V, 60 Hz 120 V, 60 Hz

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