[OTHER] What size should I print a QR code?

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  1. broccoli

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    I've got a booking that has a QR code to be used for entry. Huge drama trying to save the email it came in (end result, can't). I've finally managed to save it as a .jpg. The computer now thinks it's a photo and is offering me various options to print photos. Is there a size this thing has to be?
     
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    just use your phone, scanners are more than capable of scanning off your phone screen.

    to answer your actual question, it can be pretty small think maybe 20x20mm easy.
     
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    getting it onto the phone is even more problematic and I really don't want to stick my phone out the window where I could drop it on concrete.....

    Thanks, I'll just print it out small and hope for the best.
     
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    just make sure it's dark and if you do print it, i'd go 2*2 inches.
     
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    Thanks. printed at 2"x3" (didn't have any square options). Looks a bit fuzzy to me, hopefully the scanner can read it.....
     
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    try it with your phone first
     
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    good call, try a qr code scanner on your phone.
     
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    I don't android and I don't apple.... finding a "qr code scanner" and figuring out how to get it on my phone (assuming there even is one) is not something I want to do.

    EDIT:I should add that it's not a huge drama if the QR thingie won't work, they have a 24/7 person there you can buzz. The auto would be easier, if it works, but I won't be high and dry if there's anything wrong with the printout.
     
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    QR codes are very resilient - they're designed to be scanned out of focus, the wrong way up, with a crappy phone camera from 2006.

    So long as you can reasonably clearly make out the every dark and light box, it'll scan. Too big is better than too small - too big and somewhat fuzzy is basically the same as smaller and out of focus.
     
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    yeah, they are quite often found on things like business cards.
     
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    Thanks, hopefully it'll be ok, my printer is quite decent (for an inkjet). I think the size that power recommended is a good size to be "seen" by the machine. Wish me luck!
     
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    Out of curiosity, what do you use?

    Not going to lie, QR codes are trivial things to deal with - I use them daily for many tasks. Seems to be a hell of a lot of effort here for something designed to be so simple.
     
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    It's called Maemo, on my Nokia N900.
    As an update, the scanner didn't pick up from the page, but I just buzzed the assistant and gave my booking code and he remotely spat out my ticket. I think it was mainly because of the floppiness and distance and I wasn't really sure where I was supposed to be poking it.

    Anyway, thanks for the help, guys.
     
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    A 10 year old Linux based phone. My man! You should join us in the Retro Forums. :)
     
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    Except I don't really think it's retro, because it does all the fancy stuff. My Siemens phone (unfortunately doesn't work anymore now they've switched off 2g :(), that's retro. My n900s are my new phones...... :D
     
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    Like work with QR codes? :p
     
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    You can do VIDEOS! Actual moving pictures! Complete with sound! (maybe it can do QR codes, I didn't really want to spend much time messing about to find out, when I only needed to scan one code, there was the backup live person if it didn't work AND the main one was I didn't really like the idea of holding my phone out the window of my car where I could drop it on concrete). Maybe next time I go to the pictures I'll try the QR on my phone instead of printing out the barcode.
     
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    *raises eyebrow*
     
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    wash your mind out with soap. :D
     
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    Nothing wrong with my mind. Clearly just a rebel eyebrow.
     

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