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How do I print a QR code for an app?

How do I print a QR code for an app?

Creating and Printing a Custom QR Code for Your App in Just a Few Simple Steps:

  1. Get the App Download Link
  2. Generate the QR Code
  3. Download and Save the QR Code
  4. Print the QR Code
  5. Test the QR Code

Follow the detailed steps below to create your own custom App QR Code.

Before generating the QR code for your app, you need to get the download link for the app. Different app stores have different methods for obtaining the link. Here are the detailed steps to get the app download link from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store:

1. Open the App Store:

App Store

  • On your iPhone or iPad, open the "App Store" app.
  • Alternatively, visit the Apple App Store website on your desktop browser.

2. Search for the App:

  • Enter the app name in the search bar.
  • Find and click on the target app from the search results.

3. Get the Download Link:

  • On the app details page, click the "Share" button (a square with an arrow pointing up).
  • In the pop-up menu, select the "Copy Link" option.
  • The download link is now copied to your clipboard.

Open Google Play Store:

  • On your Android device, open the "Google Play Store" app.
  • Alternatively, visit the Google Play Store website on your desktop browser.

Search for the App:

  • Enter the app name in the search bar.
  • Find and click on the target app from the search results.

Get the Download Link:

  • On the app details page, click the "Share" button (a three-dot icon with an arrow).
  • In the pop-up menu, select "Copy to clipboard".
  • The download link is now copied to your clipboard.

Generate the QR Code

Link Component

Open the DeepQR QR code generator website, click the "Add Components" button, and select the Link component. Paste the link from your clipboard into the Link address input box and click the "Done" button. Wait a moment while the system automatically parses the app's name and logo (note: if parsing errors occur, the Link address might be incorrect. You can paste the Link address into a browser's address bar to verify it). Then click the "Save" button to save it.

Download and Save the QR Code

Set Qr Style, color and logo

You can preview the QR code in the preview area. By default, the Combined Mode is selected, so the scan result will show an app link card. Clicking the card will take you to the app's download page. If you want the scan to directly jump to the app's download page, you can toggle the switch to SOLO mode.

At the bottom of the preview area, click the "Generate QR Code" button to generate the QR code. You can make some simple style adjustments to the QR code, such as dot shape, color, and logo. After making adjustments, click the "Download" button to download the QR code.

Since you need to print the QR code, it is recommended to use the SVG format. This is a lossless format that ensures the QR code will not become blurry when printed in larger sizes. Setting the SVG format is also straightforward; click the settings area to bring up the settings dialog box, choose the SVG format, and set the size to 1000x1000. After saving, click the "Download" button to download the QR code.

Once you have successfully generated and downloaded the QR code for your app, the next step is to print it. High-quality printing ensures the QR code's readability and scanning success rate. Here are detailed printing steps, including using a home printer and a print shop.

Printing with a Home Printer

Find the downloaded QR code SVG file on your computer and open it with a software that supports SVG format, such as Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, or even some browsers. In the software or browser, click the "File" menu and select "Print". Choose the appropriate printer and set the following printing options:

  • Ensure the print paper size matches the actual paper size, such as A4.
  • Select high-quality or best quality to ensure the QR code is clear.
  • Ensure the QR code is centered on the page or positioned appropriately.
  • If you downloaded a PNG version of the QR code, avoid printing it too large to prevent blurring.

Once the settings are complete, check the print preview to confirm the print effect. Make any necessary adjustments, then click Print.

Printing at a Print Shop

First, ensure the downloaded QR code SVG file is saved to a USB drive or cloud storage (such as Google Drive or Dropbox). Then, find a nearby print shop and inform the staff that you need to print a QR code. Provide the QR code SVG file to the print shop staff via USB drive or download link. Before printing, detail your print requirements, including:

  • Paper type: It is recommended to use high-quality glossy paper or label paper to ensure the QR code's durability and clarity.
  • Print size: Specify the QR code size, such as 3x3 inches or another appropriate size.
  • Print quantity: If you need multiple copies of the QR code, specify the quantity in advance.

Typically, the print shop staff will print a sample for you to check. Use your phone to scan and test the QR code, and verify the print style and size. If everything meets your requirements, proceed with the full print run.

Test the QR Code

Before officially releasing your QR code, testing is essential. Use different devices, such as various brands of phones and tablets, to scan and test the QR code. Check the scan success rate in low light conditions. Older devices may have difficulty scanning in poor lighting or with small QR codes. In such cases, adjust the printing plan, such as using higher contrast colors, a white background, or larger QR code sizes.

In addition to testing the print quality, pay attention to the QR code's validity. Dynamic QR codes often have an expiration date or scan limit. Before releasing the QR code, ensure it has enough scans available and the validity period covers your event duration.

FAQ

What if the QR code doesn't scan?

There are various reasons why a QR code might not scan. Common issues include:

  • QR code color contrast is too low
  • QR code colors are inverted
  • QR code is blurry
  • QR code lacks a border
  • QR code size is too small
  • QR code is placed incorrectly
  • QR code data is incorrect
  • QR code has expired
  • App link is incorrect
  • QR code is over-stylized

For detailed explanations and solutions, refer to the article "10 Common Issues that Cause QR Codes to Malfunction".

How to embed more information in a QR code?

Using the DeepQR QR code generator, you can add more information within a single QR code, including text, images, maps, links, audio, video, PDF, Word, and Excel files. Adding this information is straightforward; click the "Add Components" button, select the appropriate component, and enter the information.