My Left Foot

15 line vintage advertising cut

Halftone images are difficult to print well, but after adjusting the rollers and impression, and adding makeready under the toe and heel, the image turned out pretty crisp. This block was one of a handful rescued from a box destined for the dumpster. Tumbling around in a box full of metal-faced cuts did some damage to the plate, most evident under the Keds badge and around the heel stitching. There’s also a significant scratch running diagonally from midfoot through the second eyelet.