Ink has other meanings. See Ink (disambiguation) for other uses.

This article is about the item. For the location, see Ink Machine Room.

"At this point, I don't get what Joey's plan is for this company. The animations sure aren't being finished on time anymore, and I certainly don't see why we need this machine. It's noisy, it's messy, and who needs that much ink anyway?"
Wally Franks' first audio log, Chapter 1

The Ink Machine is the main object that first appears in Chapter 1, and briefly from Chapter 2 and 3 of Bendy and the Ink Machine.


This large machine is created by the company "Abelbuild"[1] and later installed by Joey himself.[2] It is assumed that the machine is able to create and make cartoon characters come alive and restore ink.

The Ink Machine itself is made with some type of machinery, metal, and several gears. A giant metal-barrel of ink is connected to said machine.


Chapter 1: Moving Pictures

The Ink Machine can be found within this room. In order to activate the machine, the player must collect six items scattered randomly throughout the workshop, restore the ink pressure in the projector room, then finally switch it on via a switch in the break room.

Chapter 2: The Old Song

While it never appear physically in the second chapter, it was mentioned by Sammy Lawrence that the Ink Machine was installed by Joey Drew from the time where Sammy recorded his first tape, and it starts leaking to cause the stairwell getting flooded by ink over three times last month afterwards, preventing Sammy and other workers from entering.

A blueprint of the Ink Machine can be found on the office desk inside Sammy's office, which reveal some evidential pieces about how the Ink Machine was made.

After escaping from the ritual room, if walking backwards to the locked door from the ink pool to prevent "Bendy" from popping out, Henry can hear the second Ink Machine itself running along with the whistle made from the unknown person.

Chapter 3: Rise and Fall

There is another Ink Machine located under one of the many rooms within the second set of stairs, just above the sunken room.

Another blueprint of the Ink Machine can be found in the small workshop located on Level P.

The activated sound of the Ink Machine is faintly heard in the background of Wally's third audio log, which is found on one of the barrels next to the waiting room on Level 11.


Description Audio
The prototype ambiance for the Ink Machine running.
Ambience Machine
The prototype ambiance for the Ink Machine after "Bendy" appears.
Ambience Laser
The current looped sound of the Ink Machine running.
SFX Ink Machine Run Loop 01
The sound of the sparks from the Ink Machine.
SFX Sparks Ink Machine 01
The sound of the Ink Machine and whistle heard from behind the door in Chapter 2.
SFX InkMachineMotorAndWhistle


  • This is the only unobtainable item that cannot be interacted from clicking on it.
  • Strangely the plans for the Ink Machine V2 seen from Chapter 2 and 3 almost look, if not, identical to the Ink Machine seen in Chapter 1.


  1. Inkmachineplans.png
  2. "So first Joey installs this Ink Machine over our heads. Then it begins to leak. Three times last month, we couldn't even get out of our department because the ink had flooded the stairwell." - Sammy Lawrence's audio log, Chapter 2
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