Elif Video & Canon

It’s a once in a lifetime commission – so Elif Video’s Hamis Vantadas needed to be sure his 1,300-piece, 360-degree image would generate headlines

An historic challenge
The groundbreaking Conquest Museum in Istanbul is home to one of the most impressive items of print on display in the world – a 360 degree panoramic image covering 3,000 sqm of the inside of the museum. The awe-inspiring picture, which depicts the fall of the Constantinople from the Byzantines to the Ottomans, consists of more than 1300 individual pieces output over a 6-month period on a Canon imagePROGRAF iPF9000 large format printer.

A revolutionary solution
“We had a huge list of requirements to meet, including the need to use inks that were resistant to light without fading for at least 100 years. The image also demanded excellent print quality, colour and tonal depth, because the final result has to convey such realism that the visitors ‘live’ the moment in history when they are surrounded by the panoramic scene”

“Canon was able to faithfully match prints from the imagePROGRAF iPF9000 to the colour and texture of the original, which was hugely important to a successful end result.”


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