This post deals with a type of business cards that is being used more and more and is starting to challenge the traditional design – the QR Code business cards. First of all, we have tho answer the question “What is a QR Code?”. Well, a QR Code is a 2 dimensional bar-code that is easily scanned using any modern mobile phone. This code will then be converted (called “dequrified”) into a piece of (interactive) text and/or link and usually, in case of a link, the user will be redirected to that link instantly. This is the long definition. The short one is: Quick Response Code.

The advantages of having a QR Code on your business cards, or any other promotional material for that matter, is: you will make the print interactive (this is one way to make print interact, another one is augmented reality), you will have the ability to track any incoming visitor from your creation and at the same time you will stand out from the crowd as your business card will have a surprising new element.

QR Code Business Cards Design Inspiration

It is forecasted that smart-phone sales will surpass PC sales in the year 2011-2012 so you should think of helping your clients find you faster with their mobile devices.

You can easily make yourself a QR Code with whatever you like, your website, your blog, your Twitter/Facebook account using one of the Qurifiers on the net. You can make a link with a special referral so that you will know who came using a smart-phone and who came from another link when you look on web traffic. You should definitely give it a try! Here are some great examples of QR Code business cards but in order to see what they can do, you have to check out the links for each of them! So enjoy exploring!

Don’t forget, if you have a smart phone, give it a try. Download a QR Code reader and take a shot (see QR Code Demo).

23rd and 5th

23rd and 5th

Wanda Digital

Wanda Digital

Geng Gao

Geng Gao

Reblis

Reblis

Digibrand

Digibrand

IVM Web Solutions

IVM Web Solutions

Dekonstruktiv Studio

Dekonstruktiv Studio

Christine Songco

Christine Songco

Clever Cupcakes Montreal

Clever Cupcakes Montreal

R and R Images

R and R Images

Kayma

Kayma

Rodion Kovenkin

Rodion Kovenkin

Tomneal Film

Tomneal Film

Comando Nerd Patches

Comando Nerd Patches

Fridgehead

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Drew Hornebin

Drew Hornebin

Junzi Funds

Junzi Funds

Chocolategraphics

Chocolategraphics

Jared Earle

Jared Earle

Social Bendodson

Social Bendodson

Mubauva

Mubauva

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69 Comments

  1. Wow! these are really cool! What a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Great examples of QR code business cards. QRky offer this as a service if anyone is interested – we link you’re contact details and online content to the codes using our specially designed platform.

    Nick

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  3. I made 3d QR code on my deviantart page, you may see it if u want: http://apprenticeofart.deviantart.com/#/d2wzqgc

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  4. All good and well, but if what’s on the other end of them is just your bloody business card again, or website then it’s a wasted opportunity.

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  5. Really creative design with QR Code…Thanks for the inspiration

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  6. […] This morning I saw dzineblog’s post about QR Code Business Cards Design Inspiration. […]

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  7. I really love the first example.

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  8. Cool, that’s my card, that is. Shame you put the link to @jared and not @jearle. 🙂

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  9. Great QR business cards! With the increase of smart phone sales it is worth looking at investing in QR technology for your business cards. If you distribute your cards at a seminar, people can view the link pretty much immediately by scanning the code rather than remembering the URL.

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  10. Well, avangelist,
    the business cases can point you to anything you want: from a picture of that business card to a site (the mobile/wap version of ones site for example ) or to a text (like the ingredients of that nice cookie). you can even write your cv in there.. So..

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  11. Hé, verry nice! I got a nice designer qr code businesscard too, where do I send the picture to add to this blogpost 😉

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  12. […] out this post over at dzineblog.com for some inspiration when designing a a business card including QR […]

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  13. […] the artist’s website/portfolio. We’re already beginning to see people put these codes on their business cards, and many smartphones are capable of adding a contact simply by scanning a code. Not to mention […]

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  14. I am loving the whole QR code moment! I been using http://www.beqrious.com and I believe QR codes will been seen everyplace in the very near future!!!!

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  15. […] the artist’s website/portfolio. We’re already beginning to see people put these codes on their business cards, and many smartphones are capable of adding a contact simply by scanning a code. Not to mention […]

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  16. Great post. I have been working on a few QR code business cards. After a quick search I landed here. QR codes are effective in making people ask questions. Engaging conversation often times can be difficult for some. Remember what you are selling and steer the potential client back to the conversation you need to have after talking about the QR code.

    Here is a QR code business card I recently finished.
    http://www.509media.com/business-cards/qr-code-spyder-offroad-business-cards/

    Thanks

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  18. […] you’ve heard this one before and probably even seen it in action. But as a journalist interacting with people in your community on a regular basis, being open and […]

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  19. Why is it that released reminds me of some other matching one which I just read some place else?

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  20. […] heard this one before and probably even seen it in action. But as a journalist interacting with people in your community on a regular basis, being open and […]

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  21. […] this post you can find some examples of how people have integrated their tag on their business […]

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  22. Love it! Die cut QR code is something that I hadn’t thought of before. I have one of Rod’s cards from RR images in Pheonix and it really gets your attention. We have been developing a real-time generator as a free utility if you want to try the beta – http://www.designtoprint.com/tools/QR/

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  23. […] Add QR codes to your staffers’ business cards. […]

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  24. Rodeon and Tomneal stand out in my opinion. Over all a great collection and well resourced. Any of these cards will travel in my opinion as people hold on to things they put value in and I think all of these cards fit that criteria.

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  25. Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything you mention. The mind is your most powerful muscle.

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  26. […] DZineblog published a great article with many visual examples of how QR codes are being implemented into the print design of business cards. What a great opportunity to link to an intro or promotional video about you and your company! […]

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  27. I am a QR code lovers as they are compact and can store digitally much more data than standard barcode. QR code can include URL, geo coordinates and text. Nice post.

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  28. […] a great article about incorporating QR Code into business cards.  That’s a pretty smart way to ensure that your contact information gets into the proper […]

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  29. I recommend the business card QR code generator at http://coderqr.com. It allows you to add multiple email addresses, phone numbers, and so on. After all, who has only one email or phone number?

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  30. Hi,

    a very simple way to put your QR code on every page in your website without any headache is following the instructions at this link: http://wikitools.ro?action=qr. Just use google translate if don’t understand.

    It is a new and complete QR code generator.

    Enjoy

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  32. Nice post. Next time you create a QR Code, try http://www.SocialQRCode.com. It is designed for businesses to promote the social properties with QR Codes.

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  33. Hello,

    we believe that QR codes will make the connection between offline and online worlds easier. That’s why we created our QR code generator with social features YouScan.me – http://www.youscan.me. You can add all your info like Facebook profile or fan page, twitter, youtube, etc. and connect with others.

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  35. Thanks for the compliment of including my business card in your blog post! I’ve looked at your site before for other design inspiration and feel privileged to have made it into a post. 🙂

    To see a demo of my QR code business card in action, check out http://www.ivmwebsolutions.com/extending-the-power-of-your-business-cards.html.

    Regards,
    Rob
    Web Developer

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  38. Sebastian Que. Richmond March 4, 2011 at 5:30 PM

    Thanks for the inspiration.
    It seems like lots of interesting ideas and various designed qr codes.
    http://d-qr.net/service-kind/designqrplus.htm
    The design QR codes would help to increase the code scanning.

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  39. Kayma design is highly recommended.you have plenty of great designs here.

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  40. This is amazing! QR code is another product of technology. It’s worth a try, where can we choose some more business card designs? It’s a great help for business. Thanks!

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  41. They are great with unique affinity to get one for self….

    I liked…

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  42. Some great ideas and information here!
    When trying to design my business card for my Graphic Design / printing company to have a qr code, I couldn’t find a good way to add one without it looking cluttered, forced or out of place. So I decided to incorporate a qr code into the logo itself. That way where ever my logo is, the qr code is there automatically.
    Here is a link to my business card:
    http://www.otbprinting.com/img/ui/businesscard2.jpg
    I am in the midst of re-branding everything and will be making the transition over the next few weeks.

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  43. We just launched new QR Code Generator and Tracking at http://qrcode.good-survey.com which allows:
    * Creating all types of QR Codes
    * We support also various vector formats (EPS, SVG, XAML, …) not only bitmaps (PNG, GIF, JPG, BMP,…)
    * Decoding message from existing QR Codes
    * Allow tracking of created codes (they can be associated to specific geolocation)
    * We are providing strong API so you can create QR codes from your applications
    * Mobile version (in Beta testing)

    http://marksprague.wordpress.com/understanding-qr-codes/

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  49. I definitely want to add a QR code to my next run of business cards!! In the meantime, I’m just starting to use them to advertise coupon codes or special deals for clients like this one for 40% off:
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  51. Interesting collection indeed. Loved the cupcake business cards. Its a sure way they will remember meeting you!

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  52. Fantastic examples of implementing QR codes in a business card. On my business card the backside is covered with a QR code.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Love the post, check out QRUtags.com for a new approach to a business card.

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  56. Hi everybody,
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    We are developping a start up which provide codes for your businesscards (Codes pointing at a URL with a Vcard).

    The start-up aims to target big firms because we have developped a software to create many codes at the same time.
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    You can check out our temporary website : http://myqbc.fr/ or our video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90k5pYEQPwY

    Thomas.

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  64. Great collection of QR business card designs!

    Very important when adding a QR code to a business card is to make sure the QR codes link to useful information, *about the person*. A generic link to a non-mobile optimised site is usually fairly pointless, and gives a bad impression more than makes a good one.

    We advise thousands of people on QR codes for business cards every month and the above is the key piece of information we keep giving 🙂

    Nick
    getqrky.com

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