AUBURN, Maine — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacture of technical cleaning cards, is pleased to announce that the company has developed the Waffletechnology(TM) Cleaning Card for Epson’s TM-J9000 series of check scanners. The cleaning card provides Epson customers a way to efficiently clean all parts of the device including the transport, track, MICR head and scanner glass. The TM-J9000 Series desktop scanner, which includes an integrated transaction receipt printer, is a reliable and cost effective teller capture device ideally suited for banks and credit unions seeking to capture checks at the point of presentment.

“Every scanned check introduces particles of dirt into the device. Customers need a reliable method of removing it without lengthy downtime or costly swap out procedures,” commented Debra Ross, product manager, KICTeam. “We worked closely with Epson’s team, and we are proud to deliver a fast, effective cleaning method for these key products.”

“Epson is known for its solid brand and top reliability,” said Ken Fang, financial product manager of Epson’s Business Products Group. “KICTeam’s Waffletechnology enhances that reliability by giving our customers the tools they need to clean and maintain the devices, which ultimately extends the product life cycle.”

About Epson

Epson is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of highly reliable point-of-service technology, including printers, precision printing mechanisms and digital image scanners. For the third year in a row (2006-2008), retailers have ranked Epson first in POS peripherals in the RIS News “Hardware LeaderBoard.” Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Long Beach, CA, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. For more information, please visit

About KICTeam

Founded more than 20 years ago, KICTeam is the world leader in the manufacture of cleaning cards including Waffletechnology(TM)-based (patent pending) products. Headquartered in Auburn, Maine with offices in San Diego, Calif., Europe and Canada, KICTeam provides innovative and cost efficient patented solutions made with state-of-the-art equipment to a diverse marketplace. For more information, please visit