Quick Response (QR) codes have been around for more than a decade. Created in 1994 by Denso-Wave, a subsidiary of Toyota in Japan, the technology was developed to provide high-speed decoding for managing automotive components inventories. The two-dimensional graphic, made up of black and white dots, holds up to hundreds of times the amount of data that a bar code can carry.
The success of the QR code technology caught the attention of a wide range of businesses, which began coming up with more and more uses. From codes on landmarks in San Francisco so visitors can take self-guided tours to in-store promotions where shoppers can read QR codes with their smartphones, the mobile QR code represents the latest technology phenomenon. As tiny as an inch or as large as a billboard, the QR code’s popularity has exploded among mobile device users (e.g., iPhone, Android) who have downloaded free apps, like QR Reader and i-nigma 4.
At Vantage ID, we’re supporting customers who want to take advantage of QR code technology. The Zebra GK420d can print QR codes with exceptional quality, and at the speeds you need to keep up with your production. This direct thermal printer outputs media at 5 inches per second and features Zebra’s easy ribbon and media loading for quick changes.
If you’re looking for a way to get on board with QR coding, contact Vantage ID to arrange a free demonstration of the Zebra GK420d and our other printing solutions.