I've been printing for 2 years now, but my boss has been printing for over 5. Didn't take him long to realize that 3" split tape is the way to go. It's made for screen printing. The blue part is low stick and is meant for the frame/corner. The white part doesn't leave residue, and is sticky enough to do the job without pulling the emulsion off of the screen. When you buy in bulk, it really isn't that much more than packing tape. I always say this... don't cheap out on the tools of the job. Most times, you get what you pay for.