We demonstrate an additive ink-jet process to fabricate homogeneous CdS semiconductor films for thin film transistors (TFTs). This process combines in-situ synthesis with ink-jet printing at a maximum processing temperature of 250°C. The solvent in the reaction is used to dissolve the cadmium and sulfur precursors. The reaction to form the CdS films takes place in a solid-state mode. This method does not require preliminary nanoparticles synthesis or organic stabilizers and results in film with near zero precursor waste. TFTs with mobilities of 7.5 × 10-2 cm2/V • s, threshold voltage (VT) of 3.4 V and on/off current ratio of 8 × 104 were demonstrated. © 2013 The Electrochemical Society.