The Proceed Recipe System Calculator is designed to make it easy to create, modify, print and archive recipes for colors and for Level 2 formulas based on the Proceed product line. The Recipe Calculator downloads to your PC through your Internet Browser and, once you save a formula, you can access it, change it, and print it without being connected to the internet. Your recipe details exist only on your computer. Please make sure that you securely save your recipe files. For greater consistency, we recommend using a quality digital scale rather than fluid measurements for your recipes.
Detailed instructions as well as conversion formulas are available in the form of a downloadable pdf by clicking on the button below. If you encounter difficulties, please let us know by clicking on the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the home page.
1. Start the Recipe Calculator
Click on BUILD A NEW RECIPE FROM SCRATCH or on one of the PROCEED INTERACTIVE COLOR CHARTS.
2. Name and Save your Recipe
This saves the calculator to your PC, and allows you to go back and finish or modify your recipe off-line at any time.
3. Add your Ingredients on the Menu Page
Click ADD INGREDIENTS to select quantity, units, and product. Units can then be converted and scaled using the functions built into the Calculator, but the original amounts entered cannot be changed. To change the amount of a single item, delete the entire item from the formula by clicking on the yellow "X" on the right of that line and re-enter the item with the new desired amount.
4. Converting your Ingredients
The convert function changes the units of measurement for any ingredient in a recipe. Recipe items must be converted individually. Select the recipe item you want to convert by entering its item number in the box that appears after the ext CONVERT THE QUANTITY OF ITEM. Then select the units of measure you wish to convert the recipe item into from the drop-down menu. Click the CONVERT IT button. When finished, click the "MENU" button to return to the Menu page. IMPORTANT: When scaling a color recipe to tint, remember that Proceed gallon pails are short-filled to allow head space in the container for the addition of tints and proper mixing. The fill level of Proceed textures and mediums is 115 oz. in a one gallon pail and 576oz in a 5 gallon pail.
5. Scaling your Recipe
When you are satisfied with your recipe, you may scale it to any size quantity that you wish by clicking on the SCALE button. You may scale the entire recipe by a constant factor (ie: double or triple) or you may scale the recipe by resizing the entire recipe to a defined amount. IMPORTANT: Due to the rounding operation within the calculator, do not scale a previously scaled recipe. Always start from your original.