No design on paper, or even a computer screen can adequately represent the beauty of a decorated metal surface. A sample is an absolute must.
In order to produce a custom sample, the manufacturer will require a sketch, drawing, camera ready art, or a computer file. The specifier needs to document desired finishes, the intended purpose and any associated measurements. The manufacturer will provide pricing for budgetary approval prior to sample production.
Custom samples usually take 1-2 weeks to produce. There may be a cost associated with production of custom samples.