As you might know already, Etiquette Labels specialises in producing plain and printed labels, including QR Code Labels. We thought they might still be a bit of a mystery to some people, so we’ll try to share some information about them.
QR Code stands for Quick Response Code and it first has been developed to help track parts in the manufacturing process of vehicles. It is a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone; they have a number of purposes, including transport ticketing, entertainment, commercial tracking, and product labelling/marketing. They work similarly to barcode labels – you need a device to scan the code to make it work, but their abilities are far more complex.
The data contained by a QR code can be anything from simple text, to email addresses, to phone numbers and so on. QR codes storing addresses and URLs may appear in magazines, on signs, on buses, on business cards, or on almost any object about which users might want information, they’ve even been recently implemented into tombstones . Users with a camera phone equipped with the correct reader application can scan the image of the QR code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open a web page in the telephone’s browser.
Simply put – QR codes are a very neat way of storing data in a small space. Would you like to know more about QR Code Labels – give us a call on 01978 664544 or email email@example.com.