How do I keep rust from transferring from my screen to my shirt while Screen printing?

I am having trouble with staples I use to hold the screen getting rusty and then leaving marks on the material I am printing on.  I have covered them in packing tape but that gets wet and curls up.  Does anyone have a better solution?  Can I just paint the edge of my screen in a gloss enamel without it effecting the print?

Vyger4 years ago
They do make brass staples and I believe also aluminum, although those have to be thicker because the metal bends easily. They probably also have stainless steel ones.
Kiteman4 years ago
Clear nail varnish?
The staples should be on the sides of the screenframe, when its pulled round the frame, not in the face.