"Back to the old grind."
One of Henry's lines when punching in.


The punch card stand is a save system located from throughout the chapters of Bendy and the Ink Machine. Interacting it automatically saves the player's game progress, and will cause Henry to say random lines.


It has the appearance of a normal punch card stand with a clock on it, with the "TIME KEEPER" text above the clock. There is usually a sign next to the stand with a text that says "DON'T FORGET TO PUNCH IN! IT COULD SAVE YOUR JOB!".


Chapter 1: Moving Pictures

The punch card stand can be found in the pub room.

Chapter 2: The Old Song

It is located next to and between Wally's closet and Sammy's office.

Chapter 3: Rise and Fall

A couple of more punch card stands appear in Chapter 3, located at the Heavenly Toys room and the entrance from Level 9's inner sanctum. This is because the chapter is much longer than the previous chapters, and much harder in difficultly due to spawning Searchers and the "Butcher Gang" enemies - Piper, Fisher, and Striker.

Chapter 4: Colossal Wonders

There's a punch card stand found down the stairs in the Storage 9 location.

Chapter 5: The Last Reel

A punch card stand can be found in the Appointment Lobby.


  • Before Chapter 3's release, there is no punch card stand anywhere in earlier previous updates from both Chapter 1 and 2.
  • The card from on top of the punch card stand is written with Henry's name.


Description Audio
The sound of Henry punching into the punch card stand.
SFX CH3 punchin