How to Create a Free QR Code For Print [No Sign-In Required]
Want to share content with your offline audience? Create QR Codes for print and share them across various marketing collateral. Also, learn how to track scans, get customer demographics, and customize your QR Code for print.
Choose the type of content based on your use case. The “URL” option is set by default on our generator.
Note: Click “MORE” below the horizontal list to find other QR Code options that might benefit your use case.
Step 2: Add the destination content
Add a URL or upload the file to which your users will be redirected upon scanning.
For instance, if you have to redirect your audience to a web page, you can choose “URL” and paste the link of the web page.
Step 3: Customize and download the QR Code for print
You can change the color and shape of the QR Code by clicking the customization dropdown arrow.
Pro tip 🤌: Using brand colors for your QR Code to trigger brand recall among your audience is a good practice.
Once customizations are done, download the free QR Code in PNG format.
That’s it; you can now use the downloaded QR Code on any print material such as paper, t-shirts, billboards, etc.
Before you proceed…
Remember that PNG format is great if you don’t have to resize and use the QR Code as it is. If you have to resize for larger print materials such as billboards, standees, posters, etc., download in high resolution format to retain the scannability of the QR Code.
You can also add a logo, a background, download in other formats (EPS, SVG, and JPEG), and track your QR Code performance with Beaconstac.
To access all that, start your 14-day free trial and log-in to the Beaconstac dashboard.
Should you choose free or paid QR Codes for printing? What difference does it make?
While a free QR Code redirects your users to the destination, a paid or dynamic QR Code has much more to offer that is integral to using QR Codes for print.
Using free QR Codes for print may limit you with:
Inability to add a CTA: A CTA such as “Scan to read” gives context to users and thus increases the chances of scanning a QR Code.
No option to edit destination file: Once you create a static QR Code for free, you cannot edit the URL or the file. You have to create a new QR Code and re-print every time you need to make edits.
No performance metrics: Post sharing your free QR Code on print materials, you cannot know the number of scans, devices used, or even the duration of engagement—performance analytics is vital if you’re using them for campaigns.
So what difference does a paid QR Code make?
When you opt for a paid QR Code, it is naturally dynamic. This means:
You can edit the QR Code destination after creating and printing
Track user engagement, such as the number of scans, location (permission-based), etc.
Customize the QR Codes to make them on-brand
Download in multiple file formats such as SVG, EPS, JPEG, etc.
If you want to create an impactful QR Code campaign for print, these features are at the core of it.
Best practices for creating a QR Code for print
By now, you may have clarity on the right QR Code for your print use case. Before you share them, here are some best practices to remember:
Use Beaconstac to create a free QR Code for print
Creating free QR Codes for any print use case is super easy with Beaconstac’s free QR Code generator.
You can customize the QR Codes’ color and shape according to your brand identity to easily resonate with your offline audience.
If you want to use features such as user analytics and the ability to edit destination content after creating QR Codes, you can do so by upgrading to the paid plan.
Frequently asked questions
1. Can you print a QR Code on a printer?
Yes, you can create a QR Code using Beaconstac, a free QR Code generator, and then download it in your preferred format. You can then print the downloaded QR Code with a printer.
You can also create collateral or assets with the downloaded QR Code before printing.
2. How to print a QR Code for free?
To download and print a QR Code:
Go to Beaconstac’s free QR Code generator
Choose the content type. Choose “Website” and paste the URL to which the audience is redirected when they scan
Customize the color and shape and download the QR Code in PNG format
Sravya is a content marketer specializing in QR Code security and technology. Sravya’s content spans around QR Code security, and how it enables business to securely interact with customers. Her passion to break down tech for readers with blogs and e-books comes from her love for teaching. You can find more on Sravya’s work here.