Conductive printer ink or silver ink is used in printed electronics. It can be used to produce electronic components such as diodes, transistors, resistors, capacitors, coils, printed batteries and printed antennas, as well as complete circuits using standard printers.
There are certain distinguishing characteristics among siber inks. There are transparent silver inks, which are completely transparent and are applied with a layer thickness of 300 nm to 400 nm. The silver inks are baked at around 150 °C. Furthermore, there are silver inks that are interspersed with nano-sized silver particles, whereby the particle size limits the possible applications. Silver inks with the smallest silver particles and low viscosity can be transferred to paper or foil with inkjet printers using ultra-fine nozzles with a diameter of just 100 nm. Other silver inks with low viscosity are polymer thick film pastes ( PTF).