The Lovibond Colour and AOCS-Tintometer Colour scales are popular quantitative methods of colour measurement that have gained widespread international acceptance, particularly with processors of oils and oil derivatives.

In addition, certain product sectors have adopted one-dimensional scales such as Gardner and FAC Colour to simplify colour control when the range of sample colours involves varying intensities of a single hue.

To satisfy the diverse requirements for colour data, the Lovibond PFX995/950/880 series of high-precision, spectrophotometric colorimeters offers a choice of more than 20 colour scales. The standard versions vary from focussed instruments for Lovibond Colour or AOCS-Tintometer Colour through to a flexible, full-scale package.

Additional scales can be added as optional upgrades, either at the time of purchase or at a later date.