QR Codes And Business Cards – Part 2

The fact that you are going to use QR codes in your business card printing still holds less importance than the design itself. If you throw one on there in hopes that the simple fact alone will get people to interact with your business cards, then you are sorely mistaken. You should never sacrifice good design principles in favor of a new way to connect with customers. When you need some inspiration, contact your online printer today to discuss customization options (specialized inks, die-cuts) and orientation issues that can help place your cards above the rest.

Business Cards

Business Cards

Business Cards

Some people can get really creative with their new business card designs without doing much at all. A recent software engineer typed a message in at least 16-point font on the front side of his card. Without any pictures or flashy colors to go with it (save for a nice taupe font color), he wrote five sentences with a basic description of who he is, what he does, where you can find him on Twitter and Ping, contact information and the fact that there is a QR code on the back side for more information. He throws in some metallic embossed lettering in a shiny golden color for the crucial contact details, but that is the card in its entirety.

Business Cards

Business Cards

Business Cards

Another man, who is an architect in Europe, printed business cards that were made out to look like a club card flyer. He chose a textured-looking black design for the entire background with a prominent QR code featured in the right-hand corner. They are vertically oriented with his telephone number, email and Flickr account name in a subhead format underneath his name. The only real color present is his title as architect, which is in a neon blue ink. Even though again there is not much to the piece, it is effective for his line of work and will get people to scan it with their smart phones because of its simplicity and utility.

Business Cards

Business Cards

Business Cards

Because smart phone technology can also scan regular barcodes on manufactured products, a Japanese company turned their card into something different. Instead of a standard barcode, they elongated certain parts of it to resemble a cityscape silhouette with a giant lizard poised to make another leap on the top of each “building.” Once again, it is a three-color combination being used dominated mostly by black and white but accented with a deep blood-red-orange sun in the background of the title. A QR code emblazons the back of it with quick instruction on how to scan it properly.

Business Cards

Business Cards

Business Cards

These ideas are putting businesses on the map all over the world. These codes allow people to address their designs in a different way by using less room for the logistics and more for the online interactivity. It is the perfect time to order your own right now online to latch onto this growing trend.

Business Cards

Business Cards

Business Cards

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