Hi @awalla, the question is interesting, and I can say it’s definitely not elementary.
The majority of my experience is is with screen-printable inks, which are usually high viscosity suspensions of metal particles with polymer binders, solvents, and other components (rheology modifiers, for example). These types of inks work best with the V-One, and are also best suited for manufacturing at scale - they also generally have the best mechanical and electrical properties relative to the time required to print them, especially if you’re looking for good adhesion.
The type of ink you’re describing would be a molecular ink - these use metal salts / organometallic precursors, and are generally low-viscosity solutions intended for inkjet applications. That’s also where most of the literature will point you to, but it would still be good to look up some review articles to become familiar with the landscape (1, 2). However, I know that the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) published an article last year which described an molecular ink they developed for screen printing, which Sun Chemical is licensing. That might be a great place to start your search, and you can continue through their references.
I should say up front that developing an ink formulation can be a challenging and expensive undertaking. Each of your components, and their interactions, needs to be carefully considered, selected, tested, and tuned to achieve your desired properties. You might be best served by starting a collaboration project with a university research group that has experience in this area.
Hopefully that’s helpful in some way. Good luck!