Canon is still full of surprises as they’ve just set an official Guinness World Record in Germany for the world’s longest digitally printed photo.
In Schattenbergschanze, Germany overseen by judges, Canon deployed an imagePROGRAF PRO-6100 large format photo printer at the highest point of a ski jump course and then began printing a digital photo, taking advantage of the ramp as a printer feed to slide the massive print downwards. Over the course of 16 hours, the print stretched to a total of 109.4 metres but only needed 1.37 litres of ink which is about the contents of a single tank to complete the record-breaking feat.
After the print was completed, it was then divided into individual motifs and then auctioned online to raise donations for charitable causes. Markus Koch, European Document Solutions Group Director at Canon Germany said, “The eighth Oberstdorf Photo Summit was a complete success for Canon. We are particularly pleased to be able to do something good with the photos and our products. This is in alignment with our principle of doing good with photos and our products, and allows us to support the “Schaut hin!” e.V. association with a donation of €5,000. We would therefore like to express our sincere thanks to all those who supported the fundraising campaign, and all those responsible for the eighth Oberstdorf Photo Summit, as well as the Ilford company for their weatherproof paper and the municipality of Oberstdorf, which provided us with the impressive backdrop for our longest photo print in the world“.
“We are very proud of the Canon Germany team and its partners for their extraordinary efforts in achieving the world record of the longest digitally printed photograph. This is a really unique achievement that not only highlights the reliability and robustness of Canon products, but also our people,” said Andrew Koh, President and CEO at Canon Marketing Malaysia. “This global recognition further cements Canon’s position as a global imaging solutions leader, one that believes in working together for a common good, guided by our ‘kyosei’ philosophy.” You can check out a shot of their feat below.