The printed lapel pin is made from a hi-resolution file, so, when it is printed, the details are clear and accurate. Metal plating can be used and the actual printing can be done all the way to the edge or with a metal border showing. It is printed on stainless steel or brass. The brass base will take metal plating, while stainless will not. The printed pins do not use paper glued to the base. They are printed directly on the metal.