Static can be annoying, as well as adversely affect the quality of your prints - but it needn't be difficult to cure. Now there's a cheap and simple anti-static device. Arcalian's static discharging cord has tiny stainless steel microfibres running through it. It's placed just one centimetre from the web (it doesn't need to touch) and earthed at one end. Any static charge will simply wick up the microfibres and be dissipated. It doesn't need power, and comes in reels of 11m but stretches to twice that length. Also from Arcalian is a semi-flexible carbon rod, sleeved in a similar polyester/steel material to the cord. It works well on difficult substrates, and its rigidity means it can remain in place almost indefinitely.
Details from Craig Brawley at Arcalian on 0208 666 0417.