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QR Code Generator with Dynamic QR Codes

Everything you need to create, manage, and track dynamic QR codes, short URLs, and NFC tag links in a single dashboard.

Established in 2008, Delivr's QR Code Generator is trusted by thousands of businesses to add connectivity, content, and actions to print and broadcast media, labels and packaging.

6 Plans to Choose From

Save 10% when you pay annually.
FREE
$
0
/month
  • 3 active campaigns
  • 3 dynamic-ready QR codes, Upgrade to activate link editing
  • Unlimited static QR codes
  • Print-ready code formats (SVG, EPS)
  • Limited ultra-fast scanning with 1000 total views
  • Real-time tracking & location analytics
  • Integration with Google Analytics with UTM Builder
  • Privacy compliant
PLUSPLUS 365
$
25 270
/month /year
$30 SAVINGS
  • 100 active campaigns
  • 100 dynamic QR codes with link editing
  • Unlimited static QR codes
  • Print-ready code formats (SVG, EPS) & QR code design tool
  • Unlimited ultra-fast scanning with 25000 monthly views, then $0.001 each additional view
  • Intelligent link routing by operating system
  • Advanced real-time tracking & location analytics
  • Integration with Google Analytics with UTM Builder
  • Standard support
  • Privacy compliant
PRIMEPRIME 365
$
50 540
/month /year
$60 SAVINGS
  • 250 active campaigns
  • 250 dynamic QR codes with link editing
  • Unlimited static QR codes
  • Print-ready code formats (SVG, EPS) & QR code design tool
  • Unlimited ultra-fast scanning with 125000 monthly views, then $0.001 each additional view
  • Intelligent link routing by operating system
  • Advanced real-time tracking & location analytics
  • Integration with Google Analytics with UTM Builder
  • Standard support
  • Privacy compliant
POPULAR
VIPVIP 365
$
125 1,350
/month /year
$150 SAVINGS
  • 500 active campaigns
  • 500 dynamic QR codes with advanced link editing
  • Unlimited static QR codes
  • Print-ready code formats (SVG, EPS) & QR code design tool
  • Unlimited ultra-fast scanning with 250000 monthly views, then $0.001 each additional view
  • Intelligent link routing by operating system, geolocation and language
  • Advanced real-time tracking & location analytics
  • Integration with Google Analytics with UTM Builder
  • Batch campaign creation with export
  • Serialize campaigns with Super Simple Serialization
  • 99.9% uptime and 24/7 support with a four-hour first response time
  • Privacy compliant
PROPRO 365
$
995 10,746
/month /year
$1,194 SAVINGS
  • 1000 active campaigns
  • 1000 dynamic QR codes with advanced link editing
  • Unlimited static QR codes
  • Print-ready code formats (SVG, EPS) & QR code design tool
  • Unlimited ultra-fast scanning with 1000000 monthly views, then $0.001 each additional view
  • Intelligent link routing by operating system, geolocation and language
  • Advanced real-time tracking & location analytics
  • Integration with Google Analytics with UTM Builder
  • Batch campaign creation with export
  • Serialize campaigns with Super Simple Serialization
  • Custom domain with SSL certificate & URL Slugs
  • Additional account users
  • 99.9% uptime and 24/7 priority support with a four-hour first response time
  • Privacy compliant
ENTERPRISEENTERPRISE
Custom Custom
  • Tailored onboarding and multi-account set-up
  • Custom no. of active campaigns & dynamic QR codes with advanced link editing
  • Print-ready code formats (SVG, EPS) & QR code design tool
  • Ultra-fast scanning with custom no. of monthly views
  • Custom no. of domains with SSL certificates
  • Custom no. of account users
  • Enterprise-grade security & access control
  • Custom agreements, vendor management processes and security and privacy risk assessments
  • Options for predictable budgeting
  • Consolidated billing
  • Advanced serialization and brand protection services
  • Access to API for automation and integration
  • Tailored support with a designated account team
  • 99.9% guaranteed uptime and 24/7 support with a two-hour first response time
  • Privacy compliant

Plan Comparison

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Privacy & Compliance
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Unsure which plan is best for you?
Call us at 1-631-750-2785

Commonly Asked Questions

Is there a free trial?
Yes. First time subscribers are offered, Delivr FREE, a 90-day free trial for personal, non-profit, educational use and limited commercial trial. The QR codes you generate are dynamic-ready requiring an upgrade to enable link editing. Upgrade anytime to a paid subscription plan during or after the trial period for continued use.
What happens to my QR codes when the trial period expires?
For your QR codes to function the way they should, we recommend upgrading to a paid plan before the trial is over.
Do I have to sign a long term contract?
No. You can subscribe to a monthly subscription plan that runs month-to-month, no long term contracts or commitments. Yearly plans discounted 10% are also available - that's over one month FREE over the year.
How do I know which plan works best for me?
If you are a small business looking to evaluate QR codes, start with the FREE, PLUS or PRIME plan, based on the QR codes you need. If you are a mid to large scale business looking to scale with QR codes, the VIP or PRO plan is ideal. However, if you are a global brand looking for an Enterprise-grade solution with a highly specific set of requirements, we recommend the ENTERPRISE plan. Need to discuss this in detail? Talk to us.
Can I change my plan later on?
Absolutely! You can upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time between paid subscription plans.
Is there a setup fee?
There are no setup fees on any of our standard nonenterprise plans.
Do I need to enter my credit card details to sign up?
No. You can sign up and use Delivr FREE without entering your credit card details. Get immediate results with no risk or obligation.
What are my payment options?
We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover through our online payment system. Contact us if you would like to prepay for 12 months by credit card, check or PO.
Can I be invoiced for my subscription?
Yes. As an alternative to monthly subscription payments by credit card, upon request, we can issue an invoice for a yearly subscription. The invoice must be paid in full and the full payment must be deposited into our bank account before your account subscription can be upgraded or extended. We accept payments by check, wire/bank deposit, or credit card. Request payment via purchase order (PO) or invoice.
Can I cancel my account at any time?
Yes. Simply cancel your paid subscription and your credit card will not be charged again. While this is self-service, we would be happy to take care of this for you if you contact support.
What happens when I cancel my subscription?
When your subscription is canceled all of your campaigns and dynamic QR codes will be deactivated. If you decide to renew your subscription you can contact us to have your account and QR codes reactivated.
What is your refund policy?
You may cancel your Delivr Paid Account at any time, but you won't be issued a partial credit or refund for unused time between when you cancel your paid subscription plan and the end of the current billing cycle unless it's legally required.
What happens if I exceed my plan volumes?
You will never be charged extra for occasional traffic spikes and if you are on a paid subscription plan your campaigns and QR codes will continue to work. Further, managing campaigns and viewing reports continue uninterrupted. There are no surprise fees and your card will never be charged unexpectedly. If you exceed your plan volume for two consecutive months, we will contact you to upgrade to a higher plan for the following month. You can decide to continue with a higher plan, be charged for the additional views at a rate of $0.001 for each additional view, or to cancel your account.

Delivr FREE accounts are limited to 1000 total views. Once the total views volume for your free plan is reached, your campaign will be suspended until you upgrade.
What are the commercial usage guidelines for your plans?
Delivr FREE is offered to first time subscribers for personal, non-profit, educational use, and limited commercial trial for 90 days. Creating more than one free account to avoid upgrading is not permitted. Delivr FREE can not be resold or provided as part of a commercial offering or service. If you are creating a Delivr account as part of a commercial service offered to others, please select the appropriate paid subscription plan.

Delivr PLUS is offered for commercial use by individuals, micro-entities, and small companies. Subscription includes usage for social, digital, and print media, point-of-sale displays and product placement on up to 100,000 labels, packaging or inserts, then $0.001 each additional label/package/insert.

Delivr PRIME is offered for commercial use by individuals, micro-entities, and small companies. Subscription includes usage for social, digital, and print media, point-of-sale displays and product placement on up to 250,000 labels, packaging or inserts, then $0.001 each additional label/package/insert.

Delivr VIP is offered for commercial use by medium-sized companies. Subscription includes usage for social, digital, and print media, point-of-sale displays and product placement on up to 1,000,000 labels, packaging or inserts, then $0.001 each additional label/package/insert.

Delivr PRO is offered for commercial use by large-sized companies. Subscription includes usage for social, digital, broadcast, and print media, point-of-sale displays, and product placement on up to 10,000,000 labels, packaging or inserts, then $0.001 each additional label/package/insert.

Delivr ENTERPRISE is offered for commercial use by enterprise-sized companies. Provides options for consult / advisory, brand protection, managed services, vendor management processes, compliance risk assessments, security and privacy assessments, specific contracts, agreements and SLAs, custom payment methods, and one-on-one support. Subscription includes usage for social, digital, and print media, sweepstakes/contests, point-of-sale/purchase, and special volumes for placement on broadcast media, labels and packaging. Learn more about Delivr ENTERPRISE.

TrueMrk is available as an add-on to Delivr ENTERPRISE plans. TrueMrk combines brand protection and consumer engagement into a single, intuitive experience. TrueMrk enables frictionless product serialization, giving every product a unique identity in the connected world. TrueMrk can be integrated into a product label or packaging, or applied as a separate label. Learn more about TrueMrk.
Who owns the data that is being managed through my Delivr account?
All data that is being managed through your Delivr account is yours. Delivr does not share that data with any third party with the exception of sending anonymized location data to Google APIs to generate the maps used in your reports. You can export your raw data from your Account Dashboard. You determine how long data remains stored in our system. You can choose to delete your reports & underlying data at anytime.
How is an active campaign determined?
An active campaign is an item that appears on your Account Dashboard. For example, generating a dynamic QR code equals the creation of one campaign. As long as that campaign is in use and on your Account Dashboard, it is considered “active”. You can archive campaigns when they are no longer in use.
Do my campaigns expire?
Delivr FREE campaigns remain active for 90 days from creation date -or- until 1000 views have been reached, whichever comes first, after which they expire. To extend the life of a Delivr FREE campaign or reactivate an expired one, simply upgrade to a paid subscription plan. Delivr PLUS, Delivr PRIME, Delivr VIP, Delivr PRO, and Delivr ENTERPRISE campaigns do NOT expire under an active paid subscription plan.
Can I reactivate an expired campaign?
Yes. You will need to upgrade your account to a paid subscription plan. Campaigns do NOT expire under an active paid subscription plan. If you already have an account, sign into your account, then while signed in, return to this page to upgrade. If you do not have an account, please select the appropriate paid subscription plan above. Once you have upgraded, contact Delivr support.
How far back can I view my reports?
Delivr FREE reports show the last 90 days of data. You can upgrade to a paid subscription plan to view more historical data. All other subscription levels display up to 10 years of historical data.
Can I use my own domain name?
Yes, you can use a custom domain name (or subdomain) with Delivr PRO and Delivr ENTERPRISE. Your custom domain name replaces the “delivr.com” in your links with your brand.
What is the turnaround time for email support?
We typically reply in less than half an hour to email queries during business hours on business days, with a slower turnaround outside business hours and on weekends.
What are QR codes?
QR codes® (Quick Response Codes) are 2D Barcodes readable by smartphones using a QR code reader app. QR codes placed in ads, direct mail, retail displays or signage can deliver information and media to a consumer's smartphone via their mobile Web browser. QR codes can launch URLs, mobile landing pages, initiate phone calls, App Downloads, and more.
What are dynamic QR codes?
Dynamic QR codes are also known as editable QR codes. This means you can change the destination of the QR code anytime, as often as you wish, even after printing. With our dynamic QR codes, you have this flexibility, because a short URL that points to your destination URL is encoded in the QR code graphic. As such, you can change the stored link without having to generate and print the QR code again. This saves effort, reprinting costs, and enables you to respond to any changes in the campaign as quickly as possible. A further benefit is that if you need to get the code into production but do not know the final destination, you can generate the code using a placeholder URL and edit where it goes later. Made a typo in the URL on code creation, no worries you can easily fix that once caught. Delivr's dynamic QR codes go even further than that with Delivr's intelligent link routing service. Dynamic QR codes are also tied into our analytics platform which gives you access to data like number of views/scans, location, type of OS, language, and more. Learn more about our reports.
What are static QR codes?
Static QR codes cannot be edited after printing and are not eligible for our analytics platform. However, static QR codes will continue to scan even if you no longer pay for a subscription.
What is the difference between a static and dynamic QR code?
Static QR codes can be used to direct users to a fixed destination. This means one cannot change the destination URL once printed and distributed. However, Delivr’s dynamic QR codes are flexible in nature. You can change the URL linked to it, even after printing and distributing.
What are views?
A view is counted every time someone engages your campaign short URL by direct entry, click, scan or tap and redirects to the destination configured for the campaign.
What is a short URL click?
A short URL click is counted every time someone clicks through your short URL and counts against your total allowed views.
What is a QR code scan?
A QR code scan is counted every time someone scans your QR code and counts against your total allowed views.
Do people need an app to scan QR codes?
No. Downloading an App is not required. QR codes can be scanned using the phone camera on Apple devices and Google Lens on Android devices.
Tell me more about Campaign Management.
We've developed an account dashboard that cuts to what matters most in a fresh and remarkably clear manner. In less than a minute, you can provision and track campaigns using triggers such as short URLs, QR codes® and NFC tags. Delivr's modern account dashboard makes it simple to add connectivity, content, and actions to print, products, packaging, and places.
Tell me more about the QR Code Generator with Dynamic QR Code Management.
The QR Code Generator by Delivr is the simplest way to create, design, manage, and track QR codes. In one click, you can generate ISO compliant QR codes® that drive audiences from print to digital experiences. Download QR codes in EPS & SVG vector formats and PNG & JPG raster formats. Select the best option for printing QR codes in any size, color and on any medium, with no compromises on quality. Edit the destination of your short dynamic QR codes anytime, as often as you wish. For consumers, all it takes is a quick, touchless scan of a QR code with their smartphone to retrieve information and purchase goods.
How do I generate a large batch of QR codes?
You can create multiple QR codes using our Bulk QR code generator. To use this, simply sign up for a Delivr VIP subscription plan or higher. All you need to do is upload a CSV file, customize the QR code, and download the ZIP file containing all your QR codes.
Does Delivr offer an API?
Yes. Delivr's services can be integrated into your platform or dashboard with our API. The API offers a typical RESTful interface and all calls are available in two formats: JSON and XML. The Delivr API is available as an add-on to Delivr ENTERPRISE. | Contact us.
Tell me more about Visual, Motion & Broadcast QR.
Our QR Code Designer enables you to effortlessly layer a QR Code onto any part of visual or broadcast media to create fresh, beautiful, clear call-to-actions. Achieve beautiful, vector, screen- and print-ready artwork in EPS and SVG formats.
Tell me more about the URL Shortener with Intelligent Link Management.
Shorten and manage links easily and effectively. Select plans offer custom short domains, URL slugs, and intelligent link routing, providing unprecedented control to manage your campaigns.
What is intelligent link routing?
Intelligent link routing is the management of the destination link redirection by detection of operating system (OS), geolocation (country-level) and language. For example, with intelligent link routing, you can:
  • Optionally deliver different applications based on device/OS detection.
  • Optionally deliver different links based on country.
  • Optionally deliver different links based on device language.
Tell me more about Insights w/ Real-time Analytics.
Straightforward reports display everything you need to know about audience engagement. 100% private & secure reporting. Tracks direct digital audience engagement. Number of scans, when, where and with what device OS. Country-, City- and Zip/Postal Code-level reporting. Views by device language. Integrates into other analytics with UTM parameters. Track and measure audience engagement of ads, direct mail, products, packaging, retail displays, and signage.
Where is my data stored and is it secure?
Your data is being stored in the US on our servers at Microsoft Azure. All your data is encrypted to and from our servers.
Does Delivr fingerprint devices or build profiles of visitors?
Personally identifiable information is not stored and IP address is anonymized prior to database storage. When a user scans a QR code, information such as date and time, location, device OS, and the language that the device is set to is collected. Delivr's privacy-first Product Suite does not fingerprint or track devices, build profiles of visitors, or accumulate patterns of an individual's activity and geospatial information. Delivr does not track visitors cross-domain. Delivr does not facilitate third-party advertising cookies for re-targeting. View our Data Policy.
Tell me more about Mobile-friendly Landing Pages.
First impressions matter. Webpages reached through short URLs or QR codes often make your company's first impression. It's a digital introduction to your brand and what you offer. Understandably, performance is a foundational aspect of delivering a great user experience. Delivr supercharges your marketing and branding efforts with fast redirects and fast-loading landing pages that will delight visitors, persuade prospects, and win customers. In just minutes and a few clicks, you can create a variety of hosted mobile-friendly landing pages. No technical knowledge required.
Why should I consider Delivr?
  • Established 2008, Delivr set the standard as the most complete and reliable platform to generate and manage ISO compliant QR codes.
  • Today, Delivr is trusted by thousands of businesses to intelligently route, track and visualize consumer engagement with print and broadcast media, labels and packaging.
  • Delivr's privacy-first product suite makes it simple to create, manage, and track dynamic short links and QR codes.
  • While other QR code generators have come and gone, Delivr has accumulated a 12-year, 99.9% uptime record.
  • Zero maintenance. No updates to run, packages to install, or headaches to deal with.
  • Made and headquartered in USA.
  • Built to scale on Microsoft Azure.
  • Privacy is of the utmost importance, Delivr is GDPR and CCPA compliant.
  • On the path to SOC 2, ISO 27001, and GDPR certification.
  • Delivr is a licensed DENSO Partner. DENSO, part of the Toyota Group, is a world leader in automatic data capture technology and the inventor of the QR Code®.
  • We'll take amazing care of you.

QR Code & QR Code Generator FAQs

Most Popular QR Code FAQs

For QR Codes that will be scanned up close e.g.; on Products, in Magazines:

  • 10mm x 10mm (.4 inch), excluding the margin, is the minimum size for scanning standard, ISO 18004-compliant QR Codes, increase to 12mm x 12mm excluding the margin if possible.
  • 30mm x 30mm (1 3/8 inch), is the minimum size for scanning Visual Codes*

For QR Codes that will be scanned from afar e.g; on Signage:
The ratio of the scanning distance to the size of the QR code should be close to 10:1

  • The simplest approach is use a QR Code size that is at least one tenth of the scanning distance, excluding the margin.
  • For example, a code on a Billboard that will be scanned from a distance of 10m (32 ft) should be at least 1m (3.2 ft) in size, excluding the margin.

For all QR Codes:

  • Use a minimum margin of 4 blocks. Delivr default.
  • Good contrast between the background and the QR Code color is very important when a standard Black & White code is not used. In cases of colorized codes, the QR Code should have a dark color with a light background color.
  • Some QR Code Readers can not read reversed colors e.g., light color with a dark background color, white with black background color.

* Please note, while Delivr provides high-level best practices, most label and packaging design require deeper bespoke analysis especially when deviating from a standard black and white code. That starts with a review of a PDF of the layout, requires an understanding of the type of printing method and materials, and may then move to a print trial. Always Test. Test. Test.

For Broadcast QR:

  • The minimum code size at 1080p Resolution is 240 pixels x 240 pixels at 72 dpi. Expect a scanning distance of 3-5 feet.
  • Increase size to increase average scanning distance. e.g.;1000 pixels x 1000 pixels,10 feet

Dynamic vs. static codes. A dynamic QR code provides the ability to change the destination address to which the QR code redirects to. With dynamic QR codes, reprinting of the code is not necessary after changing the address. Unlike dynamic QR codes, static QR codes point to a fixed address. A static QR code does not allow changing the destination that the QR code resolves to when scanned.

Dynamic QR Code

A Dynamic QR code has a modifiable destination URL.

A Short URL is placed into the QR code which then transparently re-directs the user to the intended destination. Dynamic QR codeThe destination of a dynamic QR code can be changed at any time and as often as you want – even if your marketing material has already been printed. This will save reprinting costs, effort and enable you to respond to any changes in the campaign as quickly as possible.

Static QR Code

A Static QR code has a fixed destination URL.

The information encoded in static QR codes are fixed. The destination/data is stored directly in the QR Code graphic (hence QR codes are also getting larger and form a more complex pattern if there is more data to store). Therefore, the stored destination/data cannot be changed. Any typo in an already printed QR code cannot be changed, as with any other printed material.

 

For QR codes that will be scanned from a distance the ratio of the scanning distance to the size of the QR code should be close to 10:1

QR codes are encountered in different circumstances, fitting into one of the following distances.

Intimate Distance

Effectively zero distance. These QR codes are expected to be interacted with from a small distance; it can be as small as the camera focus on your device can go.

Examples of QR codes at intimate distances:

  • QR codes inside a magazine or newspaper
  • QR codes on envelopes mailed to you
  • QR codes on business cards
  • QR codes on the menu in a restaurant
  • QR codes on products in a supermarket
  • QR codes on books and DVD covers
 

Personal Distance

This is the distance individuals maintain between each other. The length of the arm plays a major role in defining this distance and it ranges between 1.5-2.5 feet (1/2 to 3/4 meters). QR codes that fit into the personal distance are QR codes that are in your arm distance after extending your arm towards them.

Examples of QR codes at personal distances:

  • QR codes on supermarket shelves
  • QR codes on bus stations
  • QR codes in a zoo or museum
 

Social Distance

This is the distance that people feel comfortable with, in a social situation. It measures between 6-12 feet (1.25-3.6 meters). QR codes that are expected to be interacted within a social distance are QR codes positioned in places where many people are gathered.

Examples of QR codes at social distances:

  • QR codes in subway cars
  • QR codes in buses
  • QR codes in underground stations
  • QR codes in bars and restaurants
  • QR codes in movie theaters
  • QR codes on posters and LED screens
  • QR codes on in-store POS / POP displays
  • QR codes on storefront windows
 

Public Distance

This is the distance considered to be well outside any social involvement. This distance goes between 12 feet and above (more than 3.6 meters). QR codes are expected to be interacted in a public zone. The most natural way to contact them is from a distance of 12 feet and above.

Examples of QR codes at public distances:

  • QR codes on billboards
  • QR codes on signage
  • QR codes on T-shirts
  • QR codes on sign posts
  • QR codes on buildings and entrances
  • QR codes on buses
 

Distance and QR code printing  guidlelines and best practices.

Every distance has an equivalent QR code size.

For QR codes that will be scanned up close e.g.; on Products, in Magazines.

  • 10mm (.4 inch), excluding the margin, is the minimum size for scanning standard, ISO 18004-compliant QR codes, Increase to 12 mm excluding the margin if possible.
  • 30mm (1 3/8 inch), is the minimum size for scanning Visual codes*

For QR codes that will be scanned from afar e.g; on Signage.The ratio of the scanning distance to the size of the QR code should be close to 10:1

  • The simplest approach is use a QR code size that is at least one tenth of the scanning distance, excluding the margin.
  • For example, a code on a Billboard that will be scanned from a distance of 10m (32 ft) should be at least 1m (3.2 ft) in size, excluding the margin.

For all QR codes

  • Use a minimum margin of 4 blocks. Delivr default.
  • Good contrast between the background and the QR Code color is very important when a standard Black & White code is not used. In cases of colorized codes, the QR Code should have a dark color with a light background color.
  • Some QR Code Readers can not read reversed colors e.g., light color with a dark background color, white with black background color.

* Please note, while Delivr provides high-level best practices, most label and packaging design require deeper bespoke analysis especially when deviating from a standard black and white code. That starts with a review of a PDF of the layout, requires an understanding of the type of printing method and materials, and may then move to a print trial. Always Test. Test. Test.

For Broadcast QR:

  • The minimum code size at 1080p Resolution is 240 pixels x 240 pixels at 72 dpi. Expect a scanning distance of 3-5 feet.
  • Increase size to increase average scanning distance. e.g.;1000 pixels x 1000 pixels,10 feet

QR Code FAQs

The main difference between vector and raster graphics is that vector graphics are composed of paths, while raster graphics are composed of pixels. Vector graphics can be resized without loss of quality, which is ideal for printing. Vectors come in 4 file formats — .AI, .EPS (print use), .SVG (digital use) and .PDF. Raster graphics lose quality when resized. Examples of Raster formats include .GIF,.JPG,.PNG and .TIFF. For best results printing QR codes we recommend .EPS format.

Vector images are mathematical calculations from one point to another that form lines and shapes. When you enlarge a vector graphic, the math formulas stay the same, rendering the same visual graphic no matter the size. Vector graphics can be scaled to any size without losing quality.

Raster images are made of pixels. A pixel is a single point or the smallest single element in a display device. If you zoom in to a raster image you may start to see a lot of little tiny squares. A raster image has a specific number of pixels. When you enlarge the image file without changing the number of pixels, the image will look blurry. When you enlarge the file by adding more pixels, the pixels are added randomly throughout the image, rarely producing good results.

Raster File Types Vector File Types
.gif .ai
.jpg or .jpeg .eps
.png. .pdf
.psd .svg
.tif or .tiff  

For QR codes that will be scanned from a distance the ratio of the scanning distance to the size of the QR code should be close to 10:1

QR codes are encountered in different circumstances, fitting into one of the following distances.

Intimate Distance

Effectively zero distance. These QR codes are expected to be interacted with from a small distance; it can be as small as the camera focus on your device can go.

Examples of QR codes at intimate distances:

  • QR codes inside a magazine or newspaper
  • QR codes on envelopes mailed to you
  • QR codes on business cards
  • QR codes on the menu in a restaurant
  • QR codes on products in a supermarket
  • QR codes on books and DVD covers
 

Personal Distance

This is the distance individuals maintain between each other. The length of the arm plays a major role in defining this distance and it ranges between 1.5-2.5 feet (1/2 to 3/4 meters). QR codes that fit into the personal distance are QR codes that are in your arm distance after extending your arm towards them.

Examples of QR codes at personal distances:

  • QR codes on supermarket shelves
  • QR codes on bus stations
  • QR codes in a zoo or museum
 

Social Distance

This is the distance that people feel comfortable with, in a social situation. It measures between 6-12 feet (1.25-3.6 meters). QR codes that are expected to be interacted within a social distance are QR codes positioned in places where many people are gathered.

Examples of QR codes at social distances:

  • QR codes in subway cars
  • QR codes in buses
  • QR codes in underground stations
  • QR codes in bars and restaurants
  • QR codes in movie theaters
  • QR codes on posters and LED screens
  • QR codes on in-store POS / POP displays
  • QR codes on storefront windows
 

Public Distance

This is the distance considered to be well outside any social involvement. This distance goes between 12 feet and above (more than 3.6 meters). QR codes are expected to be interacted in a public zone. The most natural way to contact them is from a distance of 12 feet and above.

Examples of QR codes at public distances:

  • QR codes on billboards
  • QR codes on signage
  • QR codes on T-shirts
  • QR codes on sign posts
  • QR codes on buildings and entrances
  • QR codes on buses
 

Distance and QR code printing  guidlelines and best practices.

Every distance has an equivalent QR code size.

For QR codes that will be scanned up close e.g.; on Products, in Magazines.

  • 10mm (.4 inch), excluding the margin, is the minimum size for scanning standard, ISO 18004-compliant QR codes, Increase to 12 mm excluding the margin if possible.
  • 30mm (1 3/8 inch), is the minimum size for scanning Visual codes*

For QR codes that will be scanned from afar e.g; on Signage.The ratio of the scanning distance to the size of the QR code should be close to 10:1

  • The simplest approach is use a QR code size that is at least one tenth of the scanning distance, excluding the margin.
  • For example, a code on a Billboard that will be scanned from a distance of 10m (32 ft) should be at least 1m (3.2 ft) in size, excluding the margin.

For all QR codes

  • Use a minimum margin of 4 blocks. Delivr default.
  • Good contrast between the background and the QR Code color is very important when a standard Black & White code is not used. In cases of colorized codes, the QR Code should have a dark color with a light background color.
  • Some QR Code Readers can not read reversed colors e.g., light color with a dark background color, white with black background color.

* Please note, while Delivr provides high-level best practices, most label and packaging design require deeper bespoke analysis especially when deviating from a standard black and white code. That starts with a review of a PDF of the layout, requires an understanding of the type of printing method and materials, and may then move to a print trial. Always Test. Test. Test.

For Broadcast QR:

  • The minimum code size at 1080p Resolution is 240 pixels x 240 pixels at 72 dpi. Expect a scanning distance of 3-5 feet.
  • Increase size to increase average scanning distance. e.g.;1000 pixels x 1000 pixels,10 feet

SQRC (Secret-function-equipped QR code) is the worlds only ISO/IEC18004 compliant 2D barcode that can securely trigger a public and private action. SQRC codes while looking no different than a standard QR code, can contain public data and encrypted private data, providing a foundation for secure authentication and authorization to access confidential information. SQRC keeps the error correction capability of codes intact and undisturbed, ensuring greater readability when a code is damaged or obstructed. DENSO, part of the Toyota Group, is the inventor of the QR Code® and SQRC®.  SQRC® is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INC.

SQRC conceals and protects private information.

SQRC Conceals Private Information

  • Can be scanned and ‘read’ by an ordinary QR code reader/scanner  - but only public information is readable
  • The fact that private information exists is not obvious; cannot be detected by a QR code reader/scanner

SQRC Protects Private Information

  • SQRC® Encoding: Can only be read by an authorized SQRC® capable scanner, making it possible to encode and manage confidential information.  
  • Secret Key Encryption: Can only be read by scanners that have the secret key used for encryption

SQRC are readable when other codes might not be.

  • Error correction allows reading of a code even if it is dirty or damaged. With SQRC®, full error correction stays intact.
  • Some of the other ‘secure’ code methods involve using the error correction area to conceal ‘secret’ information; this means the error correction area is intentionally corrupted, which is an equivalent to a damaged code. If such code is then further obstructed in some way, whether by dirt, damage, or some other obstruction, the code might not be readable. SQRC®, on the other hand, retains the full error correction capability; thus, an SQRC® of the same size as a QR code® using such alternative method will provide higher readability when obstructed.
  • Further, in such other solutions, the private data may not have the same error correction rate as the PUBLIC data, or not have the error correction capability at all.

SQRC visual encoding is virtually impossible to crack.

The QR code® specification is a public standard; this means there is a publicly known algorithm that produces a set of error correction information for each given set of data. When such error correction information is intentionally damaged by introducing a ‘noise’, it is always possible to determine the difference, that is to exactly find out what the introduced ‘noise’ is. Given time, today’s computer processing power, code breaking algorithms and sufficient number of samples, such noise can be analyzed, determining if it actually carries ‘secret’ information. Such analysis can eventually lead to breaking of the encryption used and thus reading, replication or counterfeiting of such ‘secret’ information. SQRC® technology, on the other hand, leaves the error correction intact; it is thus not possible to determine the difference based on the publicly known standard. It is actually not possible to determine with certainty that the QR code® is actually an SQRC®.

SQRC are more secure, using secure key encryption.

SQRC® secret information is further protected by a Secret Key encryption, where only the SQRC-capable scanners or App SDKs that also possess various levels of decoding authorization to access the Secret Key used for a particular SQRC® encryption can actually read and decrypt the private information contained in that particular SQRC®. Unauthorized applications can not read or detect the fact that private information is included, preventing data analysis and application of encryption breaking techniques to break the code and read the information.

Yes. The QR code specification was published by the developer DENSO Wave as an ISO standard (ISO/IEC 18004:2000 bzw. ISO/IEC 18004:2006).

Dynamic vs. static codes. A dynamic QR code provides the ability to change the destination address to which the QR code redirects to. With dynamic QR codes, reprinting of the code is not necessary after changing the address. Unlike dynamic QR codes, static QR codes point to a fixed address. A static QR code does not allow changing the destination that the QR code resolves to when scanned.

Dynamic QR Code

A Dynamic QR code has a modifiable destination URL.

A Short URL is placed into the QR code which then transparently re-directs the user to the intended destination. Dynamic QR codeThe destination of a dynamic QR code can be changed at any time and as often as you want – even if your marketing material has already been printed. This will save reprinting costs, effort and enable you to respond to any changes in the campaign as quickly as possible.

Static QR Code

A Static QR code has a fixed destination URL.

The information encoded in static QR codes are fixed. The destination/data is stored directly in the QR Code graphic (hence QR codes are also getting larger and form a more complex pattern if there is more data to store). Therefore, the stored destination/data cannot be changed. Any typo in an already printed QR code cannot be changed, as with any other printed material.

 

Delivr's Visual QR Code Designer enables you to effortlessly merge a QR Code with any part of an image to create a beautiful and clear call-to-action. Visual QR by Delivr® combines the visual design that people LOVE with the QR code call-to-action that people KNOW, creating an experience that draws peoples attention and invites them to make the leap from print to mobile.

You can upload an image, turn any part of it into a QR code and then download the newly created Visual QR, all without comprising its original transparency, dimensions, format and resolution. Delivr’s technology supports the uploading of PNG, GIF and JPG images in RGB color mode. PNG 24 format is recommended for uploading source images with transparency. Please note that the area where you place your QR code cannot be transparent. If you require a Visual QR graphic for placement on a CMYK or high-resolution image, upload a RGB image for position only (FPO).

Visual QR graphics will be provided in the following formats:

  • 300 DPI Transparent PNG-24
  • Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG + Transparent) for placement on high-resolution artwork intended for print
  • PNG format with QR code placed ON your original image for digital reproduction or FPO purposes

Using the Delivr QR Code Generator, it is possible to create many types of QR codes.

Create QR codes with our QR Code Generator for URLs, Bitcoin, Tweets, Dropbox, Instagram, Pinterest, App Store Downloads, Google Play Downloads, Google Analytics Campaigns, Profile/vcards, mobile-friendly landing pages. and more.

A QR Code Generator is software that creates QR Codes. A QR code is a 2D barcode that can store alphanumeric information such as a URL that links a webpage, chunks of text, phone numbers, email addresses, contact information, calendar events, and location coordinates. Advanced QR Code Generators allow the additional ability to design, manage and track QR codes.

A QR Code Generator stores data such as a short URL or web addresses into a QR code. This can be easily done with the QR Generator by Delivr.  With Delivr you can create a QR code by simply typing in your URL and downloading the QR code graphic in print-ready Vector (EPS, SVG) formats, or Bitmap/Raster (PNG, JPG) formats.

Advanced QR Code Generators such as Delivr go one step further and make it possible to create dynamic QR codes, customize the design of your QR code, and track scanning activity.

A "quiet zone" is placed around the QR code image when it's generated to separates the QR code from anything else in its surroundings. The quiet zone is used to buffer the code from its surroundings to prevent any adjacent images or text from being interpreted as part of the code image itself and interfering with the scanning of the code.

The size of the buffer zone is mathematically determined when the code is created to ensures an error free code. This buffer zone must be retained. It's simply a white space border and when you generate the code you will see that it's part of the actual code image.

The quiet zone is recommended to be a minimum of 4 times the width of a single data square in the code image, however depending on the surroundings of the code (ie; against an unpatterned dark background) you may be able to reduce that to 2 times pixel width.

If you reduce the size of the quiet zone, the finished QR code should be tested thoroughly in its intended final setting to make sure that it still scans correctly.

Yes. In a QR code the dark bits are always interpreted as data so the dots always need to be a darker color than the background. The reliability of the QR code is also determined by the contrast difference between the dots and the background, so pale grey dots on a white background will be difficult for some scanning devices to read and the code may not function properly.

Short version: Choose whatever colors you want but always make sure the dots are a significantly darker colour than the background - we suggest at least 70% darker to ensure reliable scanning.

...and always test your QR code to make sure it works using the colors you've chosen.

We recommend no smaller than 2cm (0.8") however the minimum size of the QR code will be dependent on:

  • The distance between the QR code and the scanning device, and hence the size the code will appear to be in the viewport of the scanning device - if you have one on the side of a building it would need to be very large because it's going to be scanned from a long distance, however if it's printed in a magazine then the scanning device will be held quite close to it.
  • The size of the dots in the code - As the data you put into a QR code increases, the number of dots that the QR codes needs to use to store that data increases accordingly. For a QR code of a given size this will result in progressively smaller dots being used and eventually they will reach a size that's below the resolution limit of the scanning device. As a general rule of thumb we recommend that your QR code should have no more than 50 rows and columns of dots to stay within the usual maximum resolution limits of most smartphone cameras.

Regardless of the size of the QR code, the finished QR code should be tested thoroughly in its intended final setting to make sure that it works at that size.

While the QR codes themselves conform to an ISO standard, not all app developers are as diligent with standards compliance as they should be. In our experience about 80% of issues relating to scan errors are because the scanning app being used is sub-standard, or is challenged by QR codes containing anything more complex than a website URL.

Yes. If you need to transfer a QR code from one subscription account to another contact support with details of which QR code it is, what account it's currently in, and which account you'd like it transferred to.

No.

No.

No. The QR code is clearly defined and published as an open ISO standard. DENSO owns the patent rights on the QR code creation process, and the methods used to encode and create them, but has chosen not to exercise those rights. The term "QR code" itself is a registered trademark of DENSOWAVE.

Yes. Our QR codes are guaranteed 100% ad-free. If you see an ad after scanning one of our QR codes, your scanning App put it there.

QR codes (quick response codes) are 2D Barcodes readable by smartphones using a QR code reader App. QR codes placed in ads, direct mail, retail displays or signage can deliver information and media to a consumer's smartphone via their mobile Web browser. QR codes can launch URLs, mobile landing pages, initiate phone calls, Tweets, App Store Downloads, Google Play Downloads and more.

Since 2008, Delivr’s Campaign Management & Tracking Platform has been successfully deployed by thousands of brands and businesses to run campaigns that connect print, social and broadcast media to mobile content, experiences and offers. Delivr extends your reach and understanding across online, offline and social channels by providing self-service tools that enable you to create and manage campaigns, then track and measure audience engagement of ads, direct mail, packaging, product tags, retail displays, and signage using Short URLs, QR codes®, and NFC tags.

QR codes are a bridge a bridge between offline and online brand experiences, content, and offers. Delivr's QR code generator is the best way to create, manage, and track QR codes. With our Dynamic QR codes, you have full flexibility, because only a short URL that points to the content is encoded. As such, you can modify the stored links without having to generate and print the QR codes again. This will save reprinting costs, effort and enable you to respond to any changes in the campaign as quickly as possible. Export QR codes in both raster (PNG, JPG) and vector (EPS, SVG, formats. Select the best option for printing QR codes in any size, color and on any medium, with no compromises on quality. You can even generate a custom QR code design by effortlessly merging a QR code with any part of an image to create a beautiful and clear call-to-action.

ISO 18004-compliant. Edit destination anytime. Export in vector format for high-quality print. Track scans.

Delivr does NOT insert ads.

Some QR code readers pull your destination page into their App and wrap ads around it there.

This action by these QR code readers causes confusion for consumers.

Delivr recommends promoting and using QR code readers that DO NOT insert ads.

Yes. A typical case is when QR codes are published in different media and you want to track the scans from each separately, as well the scans of all in aggregate.

The following example illustrates how to do this:

  • QR code 2 also has a destination URL of https://example.com and is published in a direct mail sent to your clients.
  • QR code 3 also has a destination URL of https://example.com and is published in a poster in a physical location, such as a store.

Individual reports for each QR code would represent reports for scans from magazines, direct mail and posters.

If all three QR codes are placed in a Group, the report on the Group level would show aggregate results for all three codes.

Please also see "What is a Campaign Group?"

Some web sites redirect mobile visits differently then desktop visitors. Enter the Destination URL directly in your smartphone's web browser and see where you are directed to.  If you are redirected to a page other then the page you are expecting then the mobile site more then likely employs logic that is redirecting mobile visitors in this way. This is not an issue with Delivr and can only be resolved with changes to the code/logic at the mobile site.

Delivr supports QR codes as specified in ISO/IEC 18004:2006 Information technology – Automatic identification and data capture techniques – QR code 2005 bar code symbology specification.

You can modify QR code error correction, margin, size and color.

You can download QR codes in both raster (PNG, JPG) and vector (EPS, SVG) formats. Select the best option for printing QR codes in any size, color and on any medium, with no compromises on quality. You can even generate a custom QR code design by effortlessly merging a QR code with any part of an image to create a beautiful and clear call-to-action.

Delivr FREE campaigns and QR codes remain active for 1 year from creation date -or- after 1000 views, whichever comes first, after which they expire. To extend the life or reactivate expired campaigns, simply upgrade to a paid subscription plan.

Delivr PLUS, Delivr PRIME, Delivr VIP, Delivr PRO and Delivr ENTERPRISE campaigns do NOT expire under an active paid subscription plan.

Please see the Delivr plans and pricing page for additional details

The number of active campaigns and QR codes you can create depends on your subscription plan. An active campaign is typically a campaign visible through your account dashboard. A paused campaign is still considered active. A campaign must be archived to became inactive, in which case it will not count towards your plan's limit. However, it gets restored and thus re-activated, it will count towards the limit.

Please see the Delivr plans and pricing page for more details.

QR code stands for "Quick Response" code. A QR code is a 2D barcode that can store alphanumeric information such as a URL. This information can be decoded and read using a QR code scanner or a QR code reader app on a smartphone. The QR code was invented by DENSO Wave, a Toyota subsidiary in 1994.

The acronym QR is short for “Quick Response”. QR Codes are also often called 2D barcodes. However, this notation is not correct, because it means “a two-dimensional code consisting of bars” although a QR code consists of pixels (so-called “modules”) instead of bars.

A QR code is a two-dimensional code (2D code, matrix code), this means it contains data not only in one dimension e.g., horizontally from left to right like the barcodes on the products in your grocery store but also in a second dimension (vertical and horizontal). As a QR Code can carry information in both the vertical and horizontal direction, it can store up to several hundred times the amount of data carried by a bar code. Over 7,000 numeric characters can be encoded in one QR Code.

The Quick Response (QR) code was developed at DENSO Corporation’s Industrial Systems Product Division (currently separated in 2001 to become DENSO WAVE Incorporated) in 1994. The code was originally developed to manage automotive component inventories in DENSO plants. Traditional bar codes were conventionally used, but as the need increased to include more information in a limited space, DENSO set up a team in 1992 to develop a new code, and in two years the QR code was developed.

Like other codes, the QR code symbol can be captured with imaging devices like a camera and then digitally processed. Software prepares the captured image data until it can be algorithmically processed according to the QR code standard so the QR code content can be read. The QR code has position detection patterns located at the three corners of the code, which enable reader equipment to quickly and accurately read the code from any direction. Since the QR code was originally developed for factory use, one of the development focuses was to create a code that could withstand stains and damage. Through this development, the code’s data can be restored even if a maximum of 30 percent of the code is damaged.

Because of the excellent error correction QR codes provide and the high memory capacity (in comparison with other bar codes), the QR code also gained traction outside the automotive industry. Modern mobile phones are powerful enough to run QR code reading software and also usually provide a camera. This combination brought up a variety of possibilities to use the QR code to easily transfer data without needing to type a URL into a mobile web browser. Therefore, a widespread use of QR codes became possible with the recent smartphone boom and the increasing spread of mobile internet.

The patent rights for the code are owned by DENSO WAVE, but the specifications and use of the code were made open and free to the public to widely expand its use in the market. The code was also approved as an ISO international standard in 2000. In Japan, where the QR code holds commanding share for two dimensional codes, it has been widely used in production and distribution management. And, since QR code reader functions were installed to cellular phones in early 2000, their usage has vastly expanded to the consumer market in areas including, advertising and marketing, business cards, ticket passes, coupons and more.

History of the QR Code. | More about QR codes can be found on Wikipedia.

Where you generate your QR codes is as important as your reason for generating them.

Delivr is one of a handful of companies worldwide licensed by DENSO.  DENSO, part of the Toyota Group, is a world leader in automatic data capture technology and the inventor of the QR Code®.  DENSO’s QR code technology is the undisputed standard in driving analog to digital engagement. Another DENSO technology, SQRC® is the worlds only ISO/IEC18004 compliant 2D barcode that can securely trigger a public and private action. Through this relationship, Delivr offers a compelling new generation of services that transform the use of the conventional QR code and takes QR codes to a higher level of intelligence, security, and customer experience.  All the resulting solutions are either patented by DENSO or proprietary to Delivr and are superior to competing products. No other self-service QR Code Generator can make these same claims, it is our unique distinction.

There are three conditions in the world of QR codes you simply can not control. You can't control which device is reading your QR code, the operating system on that device, or which QR code reader app is being used. As a DENSO partner,  Delivr upholds rarefied standards when generating ISO compliant QR codes with our QR Code Generator. Take  control over the only condition in the world of QR codes you can control - the QR code itself  by using QR codes from Delivr.

QR codes are matrix type codes developed to accomplish three primary goals:

  1. fast, muti-directional scanning
  2. achieve high capacity storage within a small area
  3. portable information at your fingertips

How do QR codes work?

QR codes can be read by the camera in most mobile phones. Once they are scanned, software deciphers the encrypted information and initiates a response. This response can involve either directing the phone to a website, providing the user with iintegrated data stored within the code or documenting an event. In any case, it eliminates the need to search for content and provides direct access to information.

What are QR codes used for?

  • Advertising
  • Competitions
  • Business cards
  • Social networking (Facebook , Twitter, etc.)
  • Branding
  • Ticketing/registration
  • Campaign tracking
  • File access
  • Statistics
  • Logistics/parts tracking
  • Marketing
  • Payment
  • Reminders/updates the possibilities are endless.

In a nutshell

  • QR codes can hold over 200 times the data of a regular bar code and have over 30 fold increase in recording density
  • 360 degree multidirectional, high speed reading - no need to align the reader to the code, simply point and scan
  • Dirt and damage resistant - data redundancy ensures that the code can be read if part of the code is missing or damaged
  • Warp resistance - code can be placed on a curved or warped surface
  • Encode different language format - supports other languages character sets such as Japanese, Chinese, etc.
  • High capacity space saving printing using less space, less ink and less intrusion for marketing space
  • Linking function - one QR code can be divided into 12 QR codes

What's next?

DENSO has recently released the Security QR code (SQRC®). Any QR code enabled device can read QR codes therefore SQRC were developed to meet the growing demands for the secure transportation of data with the product. Confidential information is code key encrypted and combined in the QR code. This means that the QR code can still be read by general readers, but the encrypted data is protected and only accessible using a special reading device with the same SQRC code key.

Not just for phones.

As the developers of QR code, DENSO data capture solutions format is best equipped to get the most out of your QR codes. They have faster, more accurate scanning rates and are known throughout the industry for their quality and durability. Ask DENSO which solution is best for your application.

The 3 Steps of our QR Code Tracking Process Explained.

  1. Provision & Distribute

    • Create a campaign at Delivr.
    • Download the QR code associated with the campaign.
    • Include the QR code on your choice of media. QR codes can be distributed via ad, sticker, packaging, poster, publication, billboard, or wherever else you would include a URL.
  2. Track & Deliver
    • Consumer sees and scans the QR code using any smartphone with a QR code Reader App.
    • Visit data is sent to Delivr's tracking server.
    • The consumer experiences the immediate launch of your campaign landing page in their smartphone's mobile Web browser.
  3. Process & Report
    • Delivr processes, stores, and reports the results of your QR code campaign in real time.

Yes, if your QR Code was created at Delivr.

Delivr's QR Code Generator provides dynamic QR Codes

The destination of a dynamic QR Code can be changed at any time and as often as you want – even if your marketing material has already been printed. Advertising campaigns can be adjusted at any time or errors corrected (if for example an incorrect web address was used when you first generated your QR Code.)

What makes the QR Code I generate at Delivr, "dynamic"

Delivr's QR Code Generator encodes a management and tracking Short URL into your QR Code that 301 redirects to your entered destination. As such, you can modify the stored link without having to generate and print the QR Code again. This will save reprinting costs, effort and enable you to respond to any changes in the campaign as quickly as possible.

How to edit the destination  of your QR Code

From your Dashboard,  find the campaign that you wish to change the destination and click, "Edit".  Type in a new Destination URL and click, "Save".  Future scans will send your audience to the new destination.

Important Note About  the Services of Others: Before using one of the many free QR Code Generators or services like Bitly, TinyURL, or Google URL Shortener that because of technical limitations imposed by those platforms it is not possible to edit the destination of QR Codes those services provide after printing or convert the static QR Codes provided into dynamic QR  Codes. Normal, static QR Codes are fixed. The data is stored directly in the QR Code graphic (hence QR codes are also getting larger and form a more complex pattern if there is more data to store). Therefore, the stored data cannot be changed. Any typo in an already printed QR Code cannot be changed, as with any other printed material. This is why we recommend Delivr's QR Code  Generator w/ QR Code Management service for important projects and campaigns.

For QR Codes that will be scanned up close e.g.; on Products, in Magazines:

  • 10mm x 10mm (.4 inch), excluding the margin, is the minimum size for scanning standard, ISO 18004-compliant QR Codes, increase to 12mm x 12mm excluding the margin if possible.
  • 30mm x 30mm (1 3/8 inch), is the minimum size for scanning Visual Codes*

For QR Codes that will be scanned from afar e.g; on Signage:
The ratio of the scanning distance to the size of the QR code should be close to 10:1

  • The simplest approach is use a QR Code size that is at least one tenth of the scanning distance, excluding the margin.
  • For example, a code on a Billboard that will be scanned from a distance of 10m (32 ft) should be at least 1m (3.2 ft) in size, excluding the margin.

For all QR Codes:

  • Use a minimum margin of 4 blocks. Delivr default.
  • Good contrast between the background and the QR Code color is very important when a standard Black & White code is not used. In cases of colorized codes, the QR Code should have a dark color with a light background color.
  • Some QR Code Readers can not read reversed colors e.g., light color with a dark background color, white with black background color.

* Please note, while Delivr provides high-level best practices, most label and packaging design require deeper bespoke analysis especially when deviating from a standard black and white code. That starts with a review of a PDF of the layout, requires an understanding of the type of printing method and materials, and may then move to a print trial. Always Test. Test. Test.

For Broadcast QR:

  • The minimum code size at 1080p Resolution is 240 pixels x 240 pixels at 72 dpi. Expect a scanning distance of 3-5 feet.
  • Increase size to increase average scanning distance. e.g.;1000 pixels x 1000 pixels,10 feet

The QR code was invented by DENSO Wave, Incorporated. QR code® is a trademark of DENSO Wave, Incorporated.

DENSO CORPORATION

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics, information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, totaled US$35.9 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.2 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 22,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$8.0 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.

DENSO ADC

DENSO ADC is among the world's largest manufacturers of mobile data capture systems. The company, which pioneered CCD technology and invented the revolutionary QR code®, offers a wide range of advanced-technology, including handheld 1D and 2D terminals and scanners, featuring lightweight, yet durable, ergonomic designs. DENSO ADC is a brand of DENSO Corporation


Delivr® is a privacy-first software and services company serving thousands of businesses looking to drive audiences from offline to online experiences. Established in 2008, Delivr has developed software to track and visualize consumer engagement with print and broadcast media, labels and packaging. With Super Simple Serialization℠ and TrueMrk®, Delivr is extending its martech product suite to serialize and authenticate products. Headquartered in the USA.