QR Code Design Enhancements: Beaconstac Product Update
Last Updated: September 19, 2019
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Now, you can create branded QR Codes that stand out in a sea of black and white QR Codes to reinforce your branding and offer customers a truly unique experience.
Your QR codes can go from looking like this
Make your QR Codes more beautiful
As a Janrain survey reported, consumers in the US welcome consent-based relationships in the wake of recent data privacy breaches. QR Codes put the choice to interact with a brand back in the hands of the consumer.
But, a basic QR code with its black and white squares is not enough to entice customers. A branded QR code complete with an actionable CTA, a logo of the brand and colors that are in line with the branding generates trust and brand recall.
Having a QR Code that stands out not only helps you compete with other brands using QR Codes but it also conveys far more information than a standard QR Code. This improves the chances of brands and businesses garnering the attention of the target demographic.
Here’s how you can create a completely customized QR Code
Click on QR Codes in the left-hand panel and select ‘Create QR Code’
Select the type of QR Code you want to create. For instance, a Website QR Code
Enter the relevant details to create the QR Code.
Customize the QR Code Design
Instead of designing every element of the QR Code, you can simply choose one of the templates on the dashboard to save you some time. To remove a template that you’ve applied, click on the template and you see a “Remove” option.
The eyes of the QR Code are the three squares surrounded by a frame on the corners of the QR Code. These are positioning markings and indicate which direction the QR Code has been printed in.
Change the eye-ball color and shape
Select a color from the palette or enter the hex code directly. To change the shape of the eyes, simply click on the available shapes.
Change the eye-frame color and shape
Pick a color from the palette or use the hex code of the colors used in your branding. To change the shape, select one from the available templates.
Upload your own logo or choose one from the gallery. QR Codes with a logo are instantly recognizable and reinforce your branding.
You can also change the size of the logo by using the slider.
The pattern holds the actual data. Usually, it has black squares. But you can change the shape and the color of this pattern.
You can choose an image or a color as the background of the QR Code. This is useful if you want to share your profile picture in a vCard QR Code or a product image for product packaging.
Adding an image as the background
When adding an image as the background of the QR Code, make sure to test out with a couple of different combinations. Also, ensure the colors of the QR code do not clash with the colors of the image. It’s recommended that you try uploading a square image or use the crop tool when uploading it to the dashboard.
Adding a color as the background of the QR Code
Make sure the QR code has a contrast ratio of at least 40% with the background. This means the QR code should be 40% darker than the background. Scan the QR code with your smartphone to ensure your QR Code is scannable.