Cleaning Card History
In 1980, Stan Eyler bought an Apple II without a hard drive for a new business he wanted to start while working in the die cutting industry for a family friend. Stan wondered why there wasn’t a cleaning diskette for his Apple. He sold the Apple in 1981 for $3,000 for seed money to start his first company to invent and manufacture Head Cleaning Diskettes and later received his first patent for a floppy disk drive cleaning diskette. These Diskettes revolutioned the diskette industry because they were the first disks that were colored - red, yellow, blue, green. Until then, every disk in the world was Black, except ours. One of his first customers was Steve Solomon from Fuji, then 3M and then dozens of other manufacturers.
Years later we developed the Credit Card Reader Head Cleaning Cards and with some help from VeriFone, introduced them to the world.
Later, we introduced for head cleaning cards that had cuts, grooves, were wavy, had bumps and teeth, had see-through colors and even colorless. We developed hundreds of cleaning cards for all applications.
Years later we developed a Dollar Bill Reader Head Cleaning Card to clean the currency validators in Coke Machines along with a cleaning sheet for copiers and fax machines.
A few years later we developed a thermal print Head Cleaning Card by using a waffle press. Tom McGeary from MagTek called and asked us to develop a Cleaning Card to clean an ATB Printer. Done.
Soon thereafter we introduced StickyCards, thanks to a company that wanted something to clean rubber rollers. They also wanted something that did not have alcohol, way back in 1989.
In 1991-2 we introduced the first Cleaning Pen with all different types of solutions. Now we introduced The First Generation of EcoCards™. Use it today, recycle it tomorrow and who knows, it might turn into a bicycle next week.
Save your reader heads while saving the planet. EcoCards™ are here. We continue manufacturing, inventing and developing Head Cleaning Cards from our new Ft. Lauderdale, FL location, and we thank you for your support. “Alone we do so little—together we accomplish so much! How can we help you?”