How to Create a Custom QR Code Display

Creating a custom QR code display is a great way to help your customers get to your website quickly. This is a must-have for any business. Let’s be honest, the days of printed business cards are dead. They end up in the trash and if we’re lucky, our customers will have scanned them into their phones before they threw them away. With a scannable QR code, they will have it on their phone immediately and make it that much quicker for them to see what you do. Let’s make our own scannable QR code display!

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Materials Used

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Machinery and Settings Used

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Video Tutorial

Step-by-Step Process

Step 1 – Mock up the design

The design for this is pretty simple. It consists of two parts, a base and an upper stand that will have the information displayed. In this example, I am UV printing the QR code and logo, but you could just as easily laser engrave this information if you don’t have a UV printer. TIP: When designing the base, make sure you account for the kerf of the laser. On average you will need to offset the cut in the base by ~.01-.02 points in the design software. Do some test cuts with different widths to find the one that works best for you.

Step 2 – Laser cut the stand parts

I chose to machine this using both laser cutting and UV printing. The first step is to laser cut the two parts to the stand. For this example, I used 1/4″ Cast Acrylic to make sure it was thick enough to stand on its own.

Step 3 – UV Print the Code and Logo

I chose to UV print my QR code and logo onto the stand instead of engraving it. You can easily engrave this information if you do not have the ability to print it. For this, make sure to print a white underbase if you’re using an acrylic that is not white to make sure you get the correct coloration.

Step 4 – Assemble

Once both parts are finished, simply slide the display portion into the base and push it until it’s flush.

Finished Project

Once you’ve assembled it, it’s time to display it for your customers! If you’re looking to learn how to make projects like this, check out our membership where we do group lives every month teaching topics to help you run a profitable laser business!

Trevor Wanamaker

Trevor Wanamaker

Trevor Wanamaker is the owner of Maker Experiment and Lasers Made Simple. He works with Epilog Laser and LogoJET on creating video content for his YouTube channel Maker Experiment. In addition to this he works with other laser businesses to help them grow their own profitable laser businesses.