Cherlyn Electronics Ltd

'Standard' Model for accurate ink mixes in any PANTONE Solid Colour...

PANTONE Formula Scale
Model PFS3-5-22The PANTONE Formula Scale 3 has a host of advanced features:

  • Programmed for ALL PANTONE Solid Colours including Metallics & Pastels

  • NEW - now includes PANTONE Goe™System Colour Range

  • Large backlit display with detailed information

  • Indicator bar showing progress of each base ink addition

  • Dual operation -  kg & lbs

  • Proven performance

  • 5 kg Ink Mixing Capacity

The  PANTONE Formula Scale 3 comes ready programmed with ALL the formulas contained in the standard PANTONE Formula Guide (including metallics & fluorescents), and the latest colours in both the PANTONE Metallic Formula Guide and the PANTONE Pastel Formula Guide. Now all PANTONE Formula Scale 3 Models are also programmed with the NEW PANTONE Goe™System Colour Range.

These scales can be used to mix up ANY PANTONE solid colour.

Note: With the addition of new colours, any existing owner of an older Model PFS3 PANTONE Formula Scale can obtain an upgrade from us to include all the new colours, at a nominal cost.

The new standard PANTONE Formula Scale 3 models are able to mix ink to formulate PANTONE Colours, up to 5 kg maximum capacity. They are great for all printers who have a variety of colour printing requirements, and value their reputation for producing quality results.

Sample DisplayThe 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 Colour 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 colours, with the latest technology providing a host of advanced features. 


Stored Formulae ALL PANTONE Colours found in the Pantone Formula Guide, PANTONE Metallic Formula Guide, the PANTONE Pastel Formula Guide and now the NEW PANTONE Goe™System Colour Range.
Weighing Accuracy ± 0.05% ± 1/2 Scale Division
Formulation Accuracy ± 0.05% ± 1/2 Scale Division
Tare Range Full Scale Capacity

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, 50 Hz 120 V, 60 Hz

PANTONE Formula Scales are simply the best way to match PANTONE Colours!  If you are still not convinced, see our User Survey.

Buy PANTONE Formula Scales and Ihara Densitometers by calling our sales team direct on +44 (0) 1223 228275

For more information, you can download a descriptive leaflet detailing the full range of PANTONE Formula Scales as an Adobe Acrobat file in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

PANTONE Formula Scales are manufactured exclusively by Cherlyn Electronics Limited under license to Pantone LLC.

PANTONE® is a trademark of Pantone LLC. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

© Cherlyn Electronics Limited, 2012