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Joris - This is a great tip! QR codes are one of the tag formats we support at so I'll be referring people to this post from our blog at
#1 Stewart McKie (Homepage) on 2009-06-15 17:02 (Reply)
Sweet! I really think this could be a lot of fun for a lot of people. I'll add a video to the post as soon as my camera is re-charged.

#1.1 Joris on 2009-06-15 17:34 (Reply)
That's an amazing idea, thanks! I'm getting all inspired for crazy applications already :-)
#2 Bart Veldhuizen on 2009-06-16 08:05 (Reply)
Awesome - I just created one at **. You can do much more than simply redirect to 1 URL. When you snap mine, you can either join my Facebook page, visit my MySpace or check out my favorite YouTube video! ;-)
#2.1 Kev on 2009-06-16 08:42 (Reply)
Hi everybody!

It's great to see that QR Codes start to go off in Europe and that Shapeways was inspired by Fluid Forms ;-) to drop into the QR thing. QR Codes are great stuff!

Did you know that with the next generation of QR Codes you can already encode whole music tracks and even videos (without connecting to the Internet with your mobile!!! AWESOME)

For those of you who like to learn more about QR Codes check out this list to QR Code sources:

Besides your QR Stamp and our QR Belt Buckle, there is more stuff to be discovered boosting QR Codes to the next level - a QR Ring and QR Code Cuff Links:

Cheers and good luck!
#3 Andreas Jaritz (Homepage) on 2009-06-16 15:05 (Reply)
VERY cool use of rubber stamps!! Love this idea, although sad for me that the iPhone app didn't perform better. Maybe soon :-)

A tip on the actual stamping:
For stamping on paper or other porous paper-like surfaces, dye-based inks work great.
For stamping on fabric, you'll want to use a heat-set ink like Stampin' Up!'s Craft Ink.
For stamping on glass or ceramic surfaces, the best choice is an alcohol-based ink, like Staz-On.

Happy Stamping!!
#4 Meg Loven (Homepage) on 2009-06-17 18:36 (Reply)
Thank you so much for the tips!

To be honest the last time I stamped, before we started playing with the Stampmakers, was when I used to take a nap in the middle of the school day. We had blue mats, milk, wooden blocks and very little in the way of deadlines.

Anyway..I'll be sure to try out your suggestions. We are looking for a stamping tutorial by the by...
#4.1 Joris on 2009-06-17 20:00 (Reply)
Dang..I want to hide these QR codes on the sides of buildings...a new era aofgraffiti has begun!
#5 Dude on 2009-06-24 17:46 (Reply)
I have the same evil thoughts. I hope these weird looking stamps won't cover just about any surface, because nobody might bother at all after a while.
#5.1 Dread Knight (Homepage) on 2009-06-27 06:29 (Reply)
Evil thoughts? YES! Let's "hide" QR Codes everywhere and start with....

Let's say a steely bum (bottom)?


Check out this hilarious *QR Code Laser Cut video*:

Cheers and have fun watching the video!
#5.2 Andreas Jaritz (Homepage) on 2009-06-30 15:58 (Reply)

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