Digital Memorials

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Digital Memorials

How much does it cost?
It varies with the amount of work required. If your images need retouching, colour correcting etc. However, it can be a simple DM and only cost $450 inc GST (1x QRCode porcelain supplied) or up to $1200 inc GST on an urgent 1-2 week turn around (2x QRCode porcelain supplied, NZWide track n trace courier).

What do I need to supply to you?
If you have originals, we can scan all your photos or supply to us on email, dropbox, google drive, on a USB or external drive. Letters, poems and other documents. Powerpoint presentations, video and other footage for us to design and layout on your memorial.

How long will it take to make the digital memorial?
Normally 2-4 weeks if really urgent but would prefer to have your deadline or due date (ie, unveiling, funeral or exhibition launch date) as soon as possible. If you require a QRCode porcelain (normally a 5cm x 5cm square tile) produced also, it will be included in the total price and can be produced within 5-7 working days.

How can I make payments for my project or memorial?
Online payment details – ASB Bank Account Number: 12-3033-0594312-00. We require a deposit prior to starting of 50% – please contact us prior starting if you need to make time payment arrangements.

Where is Digital Memorials based?
In the outgoing west of Auckland, New Zealand. Not quite Weta studios but we do our best!

What is a QR code?
QR code (or Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional barcode) first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A barcode is a machine-readable optical label that contains information about the item to which it is attached. Just like any other mobile app, it needs internet. Please check to see where ever the QRCode will be placed, that it receives internet.

Why use a Code?
They are more useful than a standard barcode is that they can store (and digitally present) much more data, including url links, geo co-ordinates, and text. The other key feature of QR Codes is that instead of requiring a chunky hand-held scanner to scan them, many modern cell phones can scan them. Make sure to scan QR codes from trustworthy software.

On a headstone, the QR code is printed onto a piece of square or oval porcelain (same material used for photos placed on the headstone).

Will it work at all cemetaries?
If you can access internet then the code will scan successfully. Like all apps you have on your devices, it will only work if there is internet available.

How do you use a QR code?
IOS11 (iPhones) now can scan QRCodes using your camera. Otherwise, there’s other free apps that can read QR codes (we like Barcode Reader or Google Goggles in the Android Market).

Can I make one myself?
You can generate free QRCodes but here is my question to you: If something goes wrong and it’s for your grandmother’s headstone, would you know what happened and how to fix it? Free QRCodes also display popup ads you won’t be able to take down.

Will my QR code “expire”?
No. The QR codes and any underlying short URL’s, however temporary monthly scan limits may apply, depending if the QR Code provider has given you a “Free non-subscribed, non-registered seller” QR code.

Are your QR codes from a trustworthy source and are there any limits on use?
The short answer is Yes. These limits only apply to dynamic QR codes that use our (optional) URL shortener – QR codes that do not use our URL shortener (static QR codes) have no scan limits.

Today QR Codes have a number of purposes, including transport ticketing, entertainment, commercial tracking, and product labelling/marketing, just to name a few. You can find QR codes being used to:

  • send audiences to a website for browsing
  • bookmark a webpage
  • initiate phone calls
  • send short messages
  • send emails
  • access information
  • get coupons
  • view videos, slideshows or images
  • purchase items
  • process orders
  • advertise products, etc.

QRCode your events: Use a QR code on event materials that leads to a virtual version of your event packet and allows attendees to travel light. Include an e-ticket, travel directions, map, handouts and any other relevant information your guests may need.

How do you scan a code on Iphone?
The only built-in iOS QR reader functionality is contained within the Wallet app on iPhone and iPod. To access the scanner, open the app, click on the plus button at the top of the “Passes” section, then tap on Scan Code to Add a Pass.

QR Code Reader By Scan or QRafter (if your iphone does not come with Wallet app) – FREE

GooglePlay QRcode scannerFREE

What else can I put a QRCode on?

  • Business cards, containing contact details of all kinds
  • Packaging of smartphones and other gadgets, containing links to apps, the support service for the gadget that you purchased, the product page with information about that gadget and so on
  • TV advertisements, billboards, online ads and other types of advertisements
  • Inventory tags in enterprises, containing information like serial numbers, part numbers, hardware specs, inventory dates and so on
  • Construction machinery, safety and emergency equipment to launch instructions or a detailed manual
  • Order of Service funeral brochures
  • In short, you can place a QR code on anything that can be seen and scanned with a smartphone: from a piece of paper to a piece of cloth, to a TV screen or a building – the possibilities are endless!

Who Developed the QR Code?
In 1994, DENSO WAVE announced the release of its QR Code. The QR in the name stands for quick response, expressing the development concept for the code, whose focus was placed on high-speed reading/scanning.

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