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Micro QR Codes

Micro QR codes are a miniature version of standard QR codes, which we are more familiar with. This may be the case because Micro QR Codes are much smaller both physically and internally, making them that much harder to notice.

The biggest difference between standard QR codes and Micro QR Codes is size, which goes hand and hand with storage capabilities. While a traditional QR code can handle about 7089 characters, micro codes can only contain 35 characters. This comparison really shows you how much image size matters when it comes to the amount of information that can be stored in one particular code. Micro QR codes can also only have one position detection pattern, whereas a standard QR code can hold up to three. The position detection pattern highly affects the scanning and reading of the QR code.

Here is the data capacity scale for Micro QR Codes:

  • M1. Number of Modules= 11
  • M2. Number of Modules= 13
  • M3. Number of Modules= 15
  • M4. Number of Modules= 17

An advantage to using Micro QR Codes is for better transferring of a small amount of data such as a website url or phone number Because they are smaller than regular QR codes, they can not hold nearly as much information. For QR creators that want their code to be short and sweet, micro QRs are the way to go. I believe Micro QR codes are most likely to be seen on business cards, websites, and magazines. The micro format has to be utilized where it will be noticed and have an impact on the scanner. Be careful when choosing Micro over Standard QR codes because when it comes to editing your code and adding more information, you may not have that option with Micro QRs.

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