1. Choose a color that aligns with your branding (Try it now)
2. Select a logo or upload your own
3. Test your QR Code and download it
Traditional QR Codes have given way to designer QR Codes with custom colors and logos that let the user know exactly what the QR Code is for. Designer codes are not just visually appealing but also helps consumers connect with the brand.
1. Are black and white
2. Not distinct from other QR Codes
3. Don’t tell the consumer anything about your brand
1. Are very distinctive and stand out
2. Contain your brand colors and logo
3. Let the customer know what happens on scanning the QR Code
As mentioned above, you can create your customized QR Code for free in a few easy steps. Let’s get into a little more detail:
Apart from adding a color and a logo, there is a lot more you can do when it comes to personalizing your QR Code to create a custom QR Code campaign. To create these customized QR Codes, you will need Beaconstac’s QR Code Solution.
Let’s say, you want to create a Website QR Code
Templates: If you’d like to skip designing every element separately, simply choose one of the available options. Click on a template to apply it. To remove, click on it again and you will see a “Remove” option.
Eyes: The three squares surrounded by frames on the corners of the QR Code are known as the eyes of the QR Code. Technically, these are called positioning markings and indicate which direction the QR Code has been printed in to make it easier for scanning.
Change the eye-ball color and shape: To change the color, select a color from the palette or enter the hex code of the color directly. To change the shape of the eyes, simply click on the available shapes.
Change the eye-frame color and shape: Choose a color from your branding or pick a color from the palette. Select a shape from the available templates.
Logo: Choose a logo from the gallery or upload your brand’s logo. QR Codes with a brand logo are instantly recognizable and help instill trust in your user.
Use the slider to change the size of the logo.
Pattern: The data is held in the pattern. Usually, it’s black and white squares but you can easily change the shape and the color of this pattern.
Use the slider to change the size of the logo.
Background: Choose an image or color as the background of the QR Code. You can utilize this for vCard for personal or business use.
Adding an image as the background:
Adding an image can take some trial and error on your part. The colors of the image should not clash with the colors of the QR Code. Try uploading a square image for best results or use the Crop tool when uploading it to the dashboard.
Adding a color as the background of the QR Code:
The background color and the QR Code must have a contrast ratio of 40%. This means the background should be 40% lighter than the QR Code. To ensure your QR Code is scannable, test a couple of colors and scan them through your smartphone.
Frame: Adding a CTA to your QR Code is the simplest way to educate consumers what they can expect and boost your CTR. Click on the available templates to add a frame. To remove it, click on it again, until you see a remove button.
Download your QR Code:
You can download your customized QR Code in PNG, SVG, JPEG or EPS or print your QR Code right away.
Related: How to create a QR Code: The Basics
You can use a customized QR Code design absolutely everywhere - online and offline. Here a few examples for you to get started:
Yes, your QR Codes can be any color that you want as long as they are scannable. The cardinal rule is to have a light colored background with a dark-colored QR Code.
Yes. A QR Code needs to have a quiet zone and the shape cannot be changed from square to any other shape.
If you are creating your print material yourself, you can add the downloaded PNG file to the mockup, Then just print the file as you would normally print.
To create a QR Code with logo, go to Beaconstac’s free QR Code generator select the type of QR Code to be generated and while customizing it, click on Upload Logo to upload the logo from your image gallery or select a logo from the drop-down gallery option to choose any of the icons to represent the accurate action.
A QR Code works in a similar fashion to that of a barcode. It is a machine-scannable image that can be read by smartphones either via its native camera or third-party apps. Every QR Code contains small data packets in the form of dots that hold a certain piece of information.
When a smartphone is directed at a QR Code, it displays the user information that is easily understandable.
Yes, a QR Code can store an image or an image gallery. An image gallery QR Code allows users to open up an image gallery upon scanning the code. This type of QR Codes are lesser known but are an extremely useful way to explain a product to enhance cross-selling. Image gallery QR Codes can be used in retail, real estate, automotive industry, and other marketing purposes.
To create an image gallery QR Code for Pinterest, Instagram, and image sharing sites,
QR Codes can be made more beautiful by customizing the QR Code accordingly. Change the color of the data pattern, add a frame, CTA, logo or a background image and change the modules accordingly to make the QR Codes more beautiful.
Avoid the following protocols in order to deem it as unscannable -
A QR Code can be white as long as the background is dark. Always remember to use contrasting colors when customizing a QR Code.
For best results, always keep the foreground 40% darker than the background.
A QR Code vector is a type of QR Code that is used for high-quality print materials, tech uses, flyers, or large print materials such as billboards that can be scalable without losing its resolution.
QR Code vector comes in the format of EPS, PDF, or SVG.Read this blog post to know more FAQs about QR Codes
Yes, QR Codes can be customized to any desired color, pattern, and template depending on the requirement. However, remember that only dynamic QR Codes can be edited after creating it.
Static QR Codes can be customized but there is no opportunity to edit them after downloading them.
A QR Code can be customized with the following options -
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