Update on Russian serialization implementation process


The Russian government has reacted to industry concerns about the excessive length of the printable code with Degree No 1118, August 30, 2019. The cryptographic signature code length is reduced to 44 characters from the previous 88. This would reduce the overall data length from 122 characters to 78, allowing for a smaller and thus easier-to-print Datamatrix code. This is a welcome development to the industry, even though the code used in the EU and USA still fits in a smaller Datamatrix.

Ask us at Servicepoint Oy for help to your Russian pharma serialization implementation, our clients have been able to print — with one 300 dpi printer head — even the 36×36 Datamatrix with the larger crypto code with sufficient quality with our help.

More information on printing 36×36 Datamatrix for Russian pharma serialization in our blog.


Iiro Jantunen
CTO, Chief Technology Officer
Servicepoint Kuopio Oy