Zapcode Printing Best Practices

Best Practices

Zapcode Printing Best Practices

1. Introduction

In this video we will discuss the best practices when it comes to printing and displaying zapcodes.

The Zappar app is able to scan zapcodes at a wide range of sizes and distances. Still there are a number of ways to ensure that your codes are scanned quickly and reliably by your users.

2. Sizing

Zapcodes can be small but try to print them at seven millimetres diameter or larger. Below this size some devices have difficulty focusing.

Zapcodes can be large but make sure that the user will be able to have the whole code in screen at once so that it can be scanned.

If you're placing your code on an image for use with the Designer or Studio try to keep the code at least a fifteenth of the size of the image. That way the user will be able to zap your image without having to point their phone directly at the code.

3. Surfaces

Zapcodes can be slightly curved, such as on the side of the mug, but extreme curvature will reduce performance and may make the code unscanable.

Where possible print on nonreflective surfaces. Reflections may interfere with Zappar's ability to read the code.

4. Try it Out

In general you'll find that Zappar is able to scan the code in a large range of diverse conditions. If in doubt, try it out.

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