Crystal Protein Custom Molecule Order Form
example molecule crystal photo

Here's the place to describe your molecule model.  We'll be in touch with a quote and maybe a few questions, and the next step is that we'll build a 3D proof.  If this form isn't useful, by all means email.

1.  What structure to draw?

CID:   or upload your file here:
We can use many formats including Pymol sessions, CIF, PDB, MOL, etc.  There's a 50MB size limit on the uploader, if you need more than that please write.

2.  How to draw it? 

The usual setup charge of $75 covers any combination of common styles, e.g.:

Space-Filling style example


Spheres for each atom form a volume, this works best for small areas.

Ball and Stick style example

Ball and Stick

Spheres for atoms, rods for bonds.

Wireframe style example


Simple lines for bonds.

Sphere style example


Highlight individual atoms.

Which parts in what styles? 

A picture is worth a thousand words.  A screen shot showing the orientation and appearance you have in mind would be great:

A Pymol or Chimera session is fine too.

3.  What size glass?

These are the most popular shapes, there are others if needed.  They can be in portrait or landscape orientation.  We're happy to advise about what would suit your structure best.

2-2-3 ⅛"


"Narrow" glass


2 ½-2 ½-3 ⅜"


"Block" glass


2 ⅜-3 ⅛-4 ¾"


"Brick" glass


Small Cube
2 ⅜"


"Small Cube"



"Tower" glass


3 ⅛"


"Cube" glass


Grand Tower


"Grand Tower" glass


Large Cube


"Large Cube" glass

(10-piece minimum)


"Keychain" glass

4.  How many pieces? 

Quantities over 10 may qualify for discounts.

5.  Options

How about some text?

Add a name, citation, or any message.  How much text fits depends on the glass size: usually a few words to a few lines, but we can do fine print if needed.  If you'd like a particular font, style, or to add an image, that's fine: mention it here and we'll follow up.

Text to add:

Square Stand

A lighted display stand?  

These set off the structure brightly enough for daytime in the office. They are solid formica, black satin finish with white LEDs, AC power. Sizes are available to fit most glass shapes, $24 and up depending on size.

6.  Questions, comments, anything else?

7.  Your contact info




Zipcode to ship to

  (or country if not the US)

8.  Delivery deadline, if any?  

Orders are processed Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Please expect to receive your 3D proof and quote on the next processing day. If your deadline is short, mention it above and we'll do our best.

Delivery Time

Etching usually takes two weeks from design approval to shipment. If you need yours sooner we can do it, but there may be a rush fee.  If it's now less than 5 business days till your deadline, please consider other options.

If you have time, how did you hear about us?  
If you're a regular, great to see you again!

When uploading large files, this form may take a minute to respond.  Keep calm....

To reach us directly, please email or call (831)421-0677.