Use these tools to generate your QR Code.
Creating a QR code is easy and doesn't require programming or coding. QR codes, or Quick Response codes, are scannable barcodes that swiftly link you to websites, social profiles, or app stores via smartphones or tablets. They've gained popularity due to their convenience, sparing users the hassle of typing long URLs. QR codes are invaluable for websites and social media shops, enhancing customer access and boosting website traffic. They're ideal for printed materials, with sharp quality ensuring quick smartphone camera scans.
To make a QR code:
Canva.com: Canva, a popular design tool, has a built-in QR code generator. Visit the designer page, locate the Apps icon on the left panel, and find the QR code maker under "Popular." Enter your URL and customize the code's appearance, such as matching your brand's colours. Click "Generate QR code" for an instant, ready-to-use QR code.
Adobe: If you have an Adobe account, there are various options. Adobe Express offers a simple QR code generator. Paste your URL, choose customization options, and download the QR code in PNG, JPEG, or SVG format. Adobe InDesign also has a QR code generator via "Object > Generate QR Code," suitable for embedding links in designs.
Online Apps: Numerous websites allow QR code creation, though some require sign-ups. For a hassle-free option, try qrstuff.com. Customize appearance and generate QR codes for links to social media, landing pages, or files. Download free JPEG or PNG files for use in your designs, or explore additional features with an optional signup.
Tips for printing a QR code
- Your QR code should be a minimum of 20mm x 20mm in size.
- Try not to use a bitmat graphic for a QR code, this can lower the quality making it more difficult to scan.
- Use vector-based QR codes for a sharper print image.
- Make sure the URL link is correct and editable. Remember, once you have printed your QR code and the URL link changes, you may need to buy a new print again.