Do you wish you have more space in your business card for the important information about your business? You can actually put tremendous information in your business card without being obvious by adding a QR code on it. What is a QR code? QR stands for quick response. By putting a QR code on your business card, people can have quick access to information by simply scanning a bar-code-like button on their smart phone. You can, for example, link the QR Code to a website that tells them more about yourself or your business. If you are a blogger, you can point them to the About Me page of your blog or to your Facebook Fan Page. You can even link the QR code to an email sign up form or an entry form to a giveaway and promotions. Well, there are a lot of other things that you can do with QR codes on your business card.
The first thing you need to consider in putting a QR code on your business card is actually generating the code. There are several websites that allows you to generate the code for free. Examples are QRStuff.com, Kaywa and iCandy. Most of these sites allows you to enter the URL you want to link the code to and the software will generate the code for you. You download the code and embed it on your business card design. If you are planning to have it printed by a commercial printer, then all you need to do is download the image and email it to your printer for inclusion in the business card design.
How do you scan a QR code? With most smartphone platforms—from Blackberry, Android, iPhone and Symbian—supporting QR Codes and even coming bundled with a scanner, the use of QR codes for business cards is expected to become more and more popular. To read a QR code using your smart phone, you need to download an application such as Red Laser (for iPhone and Android users), QR Code Reader App (for iPhone) or QR Code Scanner Pro (for Blackberry). Once you have any of these apps, all you need to do is take a picture of the code on any business card and the application will decode it for you.
To inspire you in coming up with your own business cards with QR Codes, we decided to come up with a showcase of 20 very attractive business card designs.
20 QR CODE BUSINESS CARDS
01-Dash magazine QR Code Business Card
What makes this business card pop out is the use of translucent plastic material.
02-QR Code Business Card from 23rd and 5th
This card was printed via letterpress. Despite the use of impressions, the QR code on the card still worked perfectly fine.
03-Wanda Digital QR Business Card
The back of the card includes a QR Code which can be read by any QR Reader App. on iPhone (or other Smart Phones etc.)
04-Personal Cards with QR Code
This card stands out in clean and geometric design with black and white combined with a touch of cyan. The QR-code fits in really nice on the back, so all those smart phone users can scan this card to get the E-ticket which is linked to the owner’s website, twitter , Linkedin and Behance profiles.
05-Personal Business Cards with QR Code
Another letterpress business card with QR Code which is linked to the owner’s website.
06- Reshaw Business Cards
07-QR Code Letterpress
This card is a QR Code that has been letterpress printed and can even be read using your smart phone and the photos of the card. The design is meant for personal and business use. The inspiration was combining old technology (letterpress) with new (QR codes and social media) while keeping the design very minimalistic using a blind emboss and black ink on Crane’s Lettra #220.
08-Photographer’s Business Card
Business card for photographer Rodion Kovenkin.
09-QR Code Business Card Design Idea
10-Web Designer QR Code Business Card
Web Designer QR Code Business Card designed by skdesignfirm.
11-Casey Templeton Photography Business Card with QR Code.
12- Black QR Code Business Card
13-Visual Business Cards by Peipei Yu
14-Bert Heymans Personal Business Cards
15-SoulVisual Studio QR Code Business Card
16-QR Code Business Card from Grandpa George
Business cards with customized QR code and orange edge painting for the Minneapolis design and interactive agency, Grandpa-George.
17-Christopher M Kennedy QR Business Card
18- TBD business cards have QR code on back for smartphone scanning.
19-Philippe Creux Business Card
20-Kelsey Trask Business Card with QR Code