Using QR Codes On Printed Business Cards

Printed Business Cards are one of the most essential tools to promote your company, products and services. Sometimes it can be difficult to get all the important information on your printed business card you would like without making it look cluttered. QR Codes are the perfect solution to help add vital content to your business card without overcrowding your business card design.

What Are QR Codes?

QR Codes (short for Quick Response Codes) are 2-D barcodes that are scanned by a smart phone's camera using a QR Code scanning app. The information is transferred to the user's smart phone. This information could be a URL link, a Coupon Code, an Email Address or Other Contact Information to name a few possibilities.

Effective Uses for QR Codes On Your Business Cards

Many companies have social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. QR Codes could be used on your business cards to supply users with a link to any of these accounts. After all, business cards just aren't big enough to include all your social media account addresses, and who would want to create such a jumbled business card design anyway?

Links to Promotional Online Offers or Coupon Codes could be embedded in a QR Code and printed on the back of your business cards as a special incentive. How about having some fun with a printed business card design that incorporates teaser copy along with a QR Code to entice recipients to scan to find out more about your products and services?

Although the use of QR Codes is still a relatively new concept in the US, expect to see more QR Codes being implemented into all sorts of printed marketing materials in the near future. There are endless possibilities when it comes to using QR Codes. Start with your business cards and move forward from there.

Print It Fast Online offers a FREE QR Code Generator to help you create a variety of QR Codes for all your printed marketing materials. We also offer other resources including Free Business Card Product Templates and a Design Guide to help you create the perfect printed business card. For questions about incorporating QR Codes into your printed materials or any other printing questions, email us at or call us toll-free at (888) 831-4817.

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