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Canon gets in Guinness Book of World Records with 357 foot photographic print

Canon gets in Guinness Book of World Records with 357 foot photographic print
The world's longest photographic print, stretching down the Schattenberg Ski Jump (Image credit: Canon)

Canon has set a new record for the world's longest digital print. Under the watchful eye of the Guinness Book of Records, the impressive feat saw a 109.04m (309.7 foot) print being  printed down the slope of the famous Schattenberg Ski Jump in Bavaria, Germany on Saturday.

With near-freezing temperatures, the team from Canon Germany took almost 16 hours to print out the record-beating photo using a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-6100 60-inch large-format printer. The feat, which raised $5800 for charity was accomplished as part of the annual Oberstdorf Photo Summit - which boast being Europe's highest photographic festival. 

Vice President of the German parliament, and Canon Germany director Markus Koch hold the new Guinness World Record for the longest ever digitally printed photograph (Image credit: Canon)

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Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 


His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 8 Plus RED.