industrial stapler in print shop

Worker using an electrical stapling machine.­ The machine is manual and each booklet must be positioned precisely by the worker, to get stapled together.­

This simple mechanical task would normally be entirely automated, but in India, it is more economical to do it manually using a simpler machine, as labor cost is very low.­

booklet electric hand lucknow print shop printed paper stapling machine worker
Unnamed Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226401

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­