Card Readers


Payments Cards are the method of choice today in almost all industries. Card readers are constantly handled and need to be cleaned regularly, both inside and out, to maintain their performance and to protect the health of your staff, customers, and brand.
Card readers are stand-alone devices, and embedded in self service stations, kiosks, gas pumps, and ATM’s.

KIC works closely with major card reader manufacturers to design cleaning products that are thorough, fast, and won’t damage the reader.

Grocery Store Card Reader

KIC Cleaning Cards for credit card readers come in several formats including Waffletechnology®, encoded cards, and flat cards (and some combinations of those). Waffletechnology® offers the best cleaning solution and should always be your first choice. Contact us today to learn more about how our products can help you.

Cleaning for Health.Daily

Credit Card Readers

Card readers and other electronic devices should be cleaned routinely throughout the day, and disinfected on a planned schedule. Cleaning wipes should be made available for employees and customers to use as desired to prevent equipment damage from harsh unapproved chemicals.

Cleaning for performance.Weekly

Waffletechnology cleaning cards for card readers

Critical components should be cleaned either weekly or monthly depending on environment and usage. Ordering the correct cleaning products and following the defined process that each manufacturer recommends ensures the most thorough cleaning. Many KIC products were designed jointly with each equipment manufacturer and often include patented design elements such as KIC Waffletechnology™ to ensure they clean all internal surfaces. KIC has developed specific cards for the most popular readers from Ingenico and Verifone as well as for most other readers. Waffletechnology™ cards have specially designed ridges and patterns which do the best job of adjusting to the internal mechanisms inside your reader.


Waffletechnology Card Reader Cleaning Cards

Our cleaning cards, featuring Waffletechnology®, are designed to clean read pins located inside all smart card or EMV (chip and pin) card readers. The sensitive pins allow communication between the credit card and the card reader. Keeping these card reader contact pins clean is essential for card reader performance. Waffletechnology® is the superior choice for cleaning.

KWING-HSCB40 – Waffletechnology® for Ingenico Card Readers – 99.7% IPA – 40 Cards
KWV-HSCB40 – Waffletechnology® for Verifone Card Readers – 99.7% IPA – 40 Cards
KW3-AHSCB40M – for Card Readers – MiracleMagicTM – 40 Cards (KIC Preferred for the Petroleum Industry)
KW3-HSCB40 – Waffletechnology® for Card Readers – 99.7% IPA – 40 Cards
KW3-EMVP10 – 99.7% IPA for Smart Payment Card Readers – 10 Cards

Encoded ATM Cleaning Cards are designed with two magnetic stripes to trigger the sentry gates to accept the cleaning card within automated insertion ATM machines. Once accepted by the ATM, it will clean the top of the magnetic heads, the card pathways, transport belts and guide rollers. Use this product once per week to help avoid ATM card misreads.

K2-HEB10 – Flat Encoded Cleaning Cards with 99.7% IPA – 10 Cards
K2-HEB10M – Flat Encoded Cleaning Cards with MiracleMagicTM – 10 Cards

KICTeam Flat Cleaning Card

KIC’s flat cleaning cards are made with compressible fibers for superior cleaning performance. They work by cleaning the read head and entire track of a magnetic stripe reader in one pass. The card can be used in insert, swipe, and motorized readers. Magnetic Card Readers are used extensively in various industries. These readers are a key component in ATM’s, POS, Credit Card and Insert equipment. Reader failures and errors are linked to dirty reader heads caused by poor maintenance and the contaminants. The not-so-hidden costs of neglect include customer dissatisfaction, frequent service calls and lost production.

K2-H80P10 – Cleaning Card for Card Readers – 99.7% IPA – 10 Cards
K2-H80B50 – Cleaning Card for Card Readers – 99.7% IPA – 50 Cards

KICTeam Cleaning Agents

KIC has engineered a number of cleaning agents for cleaning technology. It is important to use the correct cleaning and disinfecting agent for each application.  MiracleMagicTM is effective for internal cleaning while ClearDisplayTM, IPA, and DiSantechTM disinfectant are appropriate for external cleaning.

K2-CCD32N1 – ClearDisplayTM Screen & Technology Cleaner – 32oz. Bottle with Trigger Spray
K2-C703032N1 – Electronic Cleaner with 70% Isopropyl Alcohol – 32oz. Bottle with Turret Cap
K2-C9932N1 – Electronic Cleaner with 99.7% Isopropyl Alcohol – 32oz. Bottle with Turret Cap
K2-CDS32N1 – DiSantechTM Disinfectant – 32oz. Bottle with Trigger Spray

Microfiber Dry Wiping Cloths

Dry Wipers and Microfiber Cloths are typically used with bottles of cleaning and disinfecting agents. You should never spray the agents directly on your equipment.  Direct spray risks forcing the fluid behind bezels, behind keys, and into the electronic components which can easily damage them.

K5-2028 – Lint Free Dry Wipe – 25 Wipes/Bag – 4.5” x 6” (11x15cm)
K5-WLF456Z300 – Lint Free Dry Wipe – (12) 25 Wipes/Bag – 4.5” x 6” (11x15cm)
K2-WMSZ50 – Microfiber Dry Wipe (SM) – 50/Bag – 5.9” x 5.9” (14.5×14.5cm)
K2-WMLZ50 – Microfiber Dry Wipe (LG) – 50 /Bag – 11.8” x 11.8” (29.5×29.5cm)


We have a number of tools and applicators to make cleaning your devices easy. KICPads, Swisels and Swabs are typically used when cleaning devices.

K2-KPDWSZ24D – Dry KICPadTM with Scrubbing Surface – 24 Ct.
K2-S4T50 – 4″ Cleaning Swab for Electronics with 99.7% Isopropyl Alcohol – 50 Ct.
K2-S6T50 – 6″ Cleaning Swab for Electronics with 99.7% Isopropyl Alcohol – 50 Ct.
K5-S4DZ50 – 4″ Dry Electronic Cleaning Swab – 50 Ct.
K5-S6DZ50 – 6″ Dry Electronic Cleaning Swab – 50 Ct.

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