Share flipbooks and bookshelves with QR-codes

A QR-code is an image that can be quickly scanned on mobile phones so your clients don’t have to type long URLs. With just a few clicks, you can generate and download such QR-codes for your flipbooks (and bookshelves) as well! When a reader scans your QR-code, it will immediately open your flipbook on their mobile device.

This is a great solution for e.g.

  • restaurants that present their menus in flipbook format. Just print out your QR-code, put it in a display holder, and your guests can scan it, and read your menu on their mobile devices;
  • on your business cards: put a QR-code to the flipbook with your company presentation;
  • on your product packaging materials: add a QR-code to a bookshelf with user manuals, reference guides, and security and warranty information;
  • on your product sheets that you hand out: add a QR-code that links to the flipbook with your full catalog;
  • or any other physical material that you generate.

FlippingBook Publisher comes with a built-in QR-code generator to generate such QR-codes. Here’s how it works:

  1. Go to Publication > Get QR-code.
  2. Copy/paste the link to your flipbook (or bookshelf). The QR-code is immediately generated.
  3. You can now download it by clicking on the button Download PNG. The image will be saved to your PC and you can use it in other materials.
  4. Alternatively, you can click on the small arrow next to the Download PNG button to directly copy the image to your clipboard, or to download it as an SVG image.

Tip: our QR-code generator works for any link, not just for your flipbooks. If you want to use it to generate QR-codes for other URLs that you want to share like this, feel free to do so!

Fine-tuning your QR-code

It’s even possible to make your QR-code a bit more flashy than the standard QR-codes. The QR-code below also will open the URL just like the one at the start of the article.

As you see, you can:

  • add a logo in the middle of the QR-code;
  • change the colors from black to a color matching your style;
  • change the pattern type.

Now we would advise you to be a bit careful here. It is even possible to generate QR-codes that look like this:
That QR-code on the left surely looks fancy, but it looks so different from the standard QR-codes, that users may not even recognize it as one! From a technical viewpoint, the ‘inverted’ pattern may not be picked up by simpler QR-scan apps. That can also happen when the similar contrast between the colors is too low like in the example on the right.​

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