Can I see some use cases of Plain Text QR Codes?
If you’d like to get inspired to use QR Codes in innovative and unique ways, here are a few examples from fictional brands to get your creativity flowing.
Siekens Electronics used this type of QR Code on their product packaging to store important details such as date and location of manufacture as well as the product ID. Their products are produced in several factories across the world to keep the manufacturing and shipping costs low. This is why Plain Text QR Codes help streamline the process and track which batch was made where.
Home Repairs and Maintenance
To ensure that each repair person follows the same protocol, Happy House Crew printed Plain Text QR Codes on household items belonging to their regular customers. This way, when a different repair person is assigned, they will know what needs to be done for the specific item, thus preventing errors and costly mistakes.
Software and Game Developers
The game designers at eGo Gaming Studios are known for their hidden characters and levels in their games. As a way to market their latest game, they’ve printed a Plain Text QR Code on the disc cover with a unique code to unlock special characters and hidden levels.
Teachers at Glasmont Academy used Plain Text QR Codes in their quizzes that lead to answers to the questions when scanned. This fun activity helped increase students’ participation and motivation in class.
Anything else I should know about before using the Plain Text QR Code generator?
Make sure the content is accurate
We cannot stress this enough. The Plain Text QR Code is a form of Static Code, which means the information inside cannot be edited once it’s generated. Always do multiple test scans before printing to check if the information is accurate.
Pay attention to the character limit
You can write up to 300 characters, just long enough for you to convey a message. To put it into perspective, Twitter now allows you to write up to 280 characters in a single tweet. If it’s good enough for a tweet, it’s good enough for a Plain Text QR Code.
Minimum size to remain scannable
We recommend a minimum size of 2 x 2 cm (0.8 x 0.8 in) for any QR Codes. This ensures that your QR Codes remain scannable, especially when you’re about to print a large batch for your product packaging for example. Visit our guide before you print for more tips.
Add your own logo
If you own a company, include a logo on your QR Code to increase brand awareness. Whenever a QR Code with your logo appears anywhere, your audience or customers will not hesitate to scan it as it makes them feel secure about the legitimacy of the QR Code.
Get creative with colors
QR Codes don’t have to be black and white anymore, so you can experiment with complementing colors. One important thing to note: Always use a darker color for the foreground (the black and square pixels itself) and a lighter color for the background. Visit our QR Code design guide for more tips.
High-quality printing formats
Our Plain Text QR Code generator makes sure that your QR Codes stay in high resolution no matter what. You have the option to choose between JPG, PNG, EPS, or even SVG file formats. It’s easy to integrate the QR Code to your print material design using any photo editing tool.