Text –the big one!
This is where you express yourself in text. For an easily scanned QR code your text will be stored on our secure servers and your QR code will link to the stored data for as long as your account is held with us.
We can only guess at the number of uses that you can come up with, but we can give you a start with the ideas below. But first let’s begin with an easy way to put your text into a QR code generator. Type what you want to say into any word processing program. Open your QR code generator on the ‘text’ tab and copy & paste from your document directly into the space provided. Your text is added in one simple operation. Create your QR code and check functionality in the usual way – remembering to check your text entry with a smart device before you download.
QR Frames – For premium account holders
Something different – use a QR frame for surprise texts and juicy gossip!
A choice of graphics to frame your new QR code is available for Premium account holders. All it takes is another smartphone or device to scan your QRgraphic. So it’s great when sent to a laptop or PC for scanning with a mobile phone – brilliant for the office (or IT lessons!). Maybe the brightness will need bringing down a little, but it’s all part of the anticipation of what’s contained in the QRgraphic!
Download and attach to an email to send to friends (and yourself to save as a photo on your Smartphone or device).
Then add your QRgraphic as a photo to social media: Messenger, Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, email, Instagram or text documents and cards etc.
Examples of what you can produce using a QRgraphic to convert your QR code into something different. And there are many more to choose from through the Premium QR generator design page!
Using a text QR code
Let’s use a piece of text to say something about you – it could be anything about anyone (remembering to keep to our Standard Content Guidance). Create a text QR code that you can wear any way you want – make a badge or cards to hand out. Take to a party or on holiday. Put it on a t-shirt or a cap – or wrap it in a free graphic obtainable through your Premium account. Say anything you want and get yourself scanned!
It’s the same way of doing things for Fiona’s hen night. This time someone has made the effort and taken the QR code they created on www.QRcrazy.co to the local Print Shop
Now that you’re getting the idea we can throw in some more ideas for using the exclusive QR codes that you plan on making – with no registration or tracking.
Limericks are amazing forQRgraphics and not quite as easy as they look!
Start your own circle and competitions – it’s a great way of meeting people. And once you get to arranging social evenings, it’s time to stand up and read yours out aloud. Though you might feel better with a glass in your hand!
Generate your QR code when you have composed your limerick and send as a QR text or wrap it in a QRgraphic for Premium members. Then forward to friends that will appreciate your limerick by posting to social media: Facebook, Twitter email, Messenger, text or WhatsApp – make yourself famous!
A limerick is a cheeky, five line poem. The first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and so do the third and fourth. The first, third, and fifth have the same beat and length, as do the second and fourth – normally humorous and bawdy – it’s not as easy as you think!
There was once a handsome dude
Whose behaviour was rather lewd
For if you turned your back
He’d give your ass a smack
Which I think was somewhat rude
There was a young maid of Kent
Whose dress blew up when she bent
But it wasn’t the breeze
That was tickling her knees
She stood too close to a vent
She looked good in the morning light
There could be no prettier sight
But her makeup fell off
When she started to cough
So we locked her away at night
She had soft and flowing hair
That she tossed without a care
She was proud and haughty
And could be quite naughty
So we shot the old grey mare
There was a young lass from Holyrood
Who ate only yeast and fatty food
She was so full of gas
It blew out of her ass
And made her farting extremely crude
There was once a drunken old crone
About her dog’s food she would moan
But when she fell over
Old shep would jump over
And slip her a bone of his own
Using a QR frame (Premium)
QR graphic scanned by a friends device with the QR Qrafter app. QR app provides options to post to Facebook.
How many ways can you find to use a QR code? Keep your website QR handy for your business cards and stationery and create a new QR for every promotional idea you come up with. Here is a mix of ideas and ‘calls to action’ using text to encourage people to scan your website QR and see what you have to offer:
Examples of excellent QR code use by leading UK companies
Add your website QR code to everything that leaves your office or warehouse and everything that carries your advertisements – it’s the nearest thing to a free link to your website or your latest promotional offers!
Remember to add a ‘call to action’ and clear instructions to the QR code you add to your website Homepage
Example: Scan with a QR App to instantly send our contact details to your smartphone or tablet
Home & workplace
This section covers uses inside and outside where a QR code can be used to protect your belongings and have your stuff returned to you – even if it costs a small reward. Great for giving instructions when you’re moving home or identifying what toy belongs to your child at nursery. QR codes are ideal for business too when used to protect those valuable packages. A thousand uses and here are a few to get you started
Home QR texts
Workplace QR texts
Scanned & displayed on phone
Random QR codes from the Creative Quarter, Folkestone UK using mosaics to make their QRs
Artwork & exhibits
This is a simple way to replace those small white cards with tiny writing that are forgotten in minutes. Use a QR code to create a text that can be kept on a phone and used with a saved photo to keep the description and the memory for as long as the viewer wants to remember. They can be conveniently positioned near artwork, sculptures, trophies or whatever you want to display and provide the observer with the relevant information.