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Canon prints the longest digital photo in the world

06 October 2020: Canon set a Guinness World Record on September 26, 2020 by printing the longest digitally printed photo in the world. The feat was achieved by using the Canon imageProGraf Pro-6100 large format printer. The event was held at Schattenbergschanze, a ski jumping hill located in Oberstdorf, Bavaria, Germany. In this event, the best ski jumpers in the world compete during the Four Hills Tournament – a ski jumping event.

Under the watchful eye of the official record judges, media representatives and the vice president of the German Bundestag and patron of the Oberstdorf Photo Summit Claudia Roth, Canon achieved a total length of 109.04 meters and an ink consumption of only 137 liters. The printing process took over 16 hours,

The printer was placed at the highest point of the ski jump and continuously supplied with special paper from the manufacturer, Ilford, via a roll so that the pressure could slowly slide down towards the valley. A collage of landscape images, photos of citizens and famous personalities from Oberstdorf as well as photos of sports and historical significance were printed.

The record print was divided into its individual motifs, which could be auctioned online. The income generated from this also goes to the non-profit children’s and victims’ aid association.

Markus Koch, European Document Solutions Group Director, Canon Germany, said ‘We are pleased to do something good with pictures and our products in accordance with our principle, to support the “Schaut hin!” EV association with a donation of 5,000 EUR.”

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