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"On the plus side, I got a new character I think people are going to love."
- Henry Stein
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See Ink (disambiguation) or Machine (disambiguation) for other related uses.

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"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,
Bendy and the Ink Machine: Chapter 1

The Ink Machine is Joey Drew Studios' purchased machinery from the Bendy series. A massive ink-powered machine was installed by the cartoon studio's owner Joey Drew and the Gent Company for the animation company.[1] Wally Franks was the only person allowed to be the attendant to the Ink Machine.[2][3]

General Description

Appearance

The machine is very large, square, and combust in shape. Its outside is made up of several pipes, gears, pistons, and other attachments. A giant metal barrel filled with ink is connected to the rear of the machine. There is a large nozzle connected to its front, along with long, sprawling pipes underneath. The machine is also portable, being risen up and down the studio by several large, heavy chains.

Functions

It becomes apparent that the Ink Machine functions similar to a 3D printer, in which it turns 2D sketches into realistic models. Later on, the Ink Machine becomes enchanted by mysterious circumstances so that it can create living cartoon characters out of living souls. Joey Drew wanted to bring cartoons into the real world using the Ink Machine, starting with Bendy, but the process of it went wrong and caused a corrupted version of Bendy to be born.

History

Early Life

Sammy Lawrence mentions that the Ink Machine was installed by Joey Drew from the time when Sammy recorded his first tape, and it started leaking, causing the stairwell to get flooded by ink over three times the month prior afterwards preventing Sammy and other workers from entering and exiting the Music Department.

The progress report of Thomas Connor to the Gent Home Office reveals that the original purpose of this machine is to use the cartoons as an imprint to mold life-size figures of the cartoons.

Dreams Come to Life

The Ink Machine was stolen by Joey Drew from its creator Thomas Connor after the creation of Ink Bendy, Joey enraged by the soulless creature and how people would react to the creature, was moved to the point of belittling and firing Thomas for it, before subsequently firing Allison Pendle for siding against Joey Drew's selfish judgment, though not before condemning her for disrespecting his wishes.

Bendy and the Ink Machine

  • In Chapter 1: Moving Pictures, the Ink Machine can be found within the studio's loading dock, which had been converted into a large shaft for it to be risen up and down from. In order to lift the Ink Machine up, Henry has to put both dry cells into the machine and pull the lever. After bringing the Ink Machine up, Henry's next task is to collect six items scattered around every room of the workshop, restore the ink pressure in the projector room, then finally switch it on via a switch in the break room. Activating the Ink Machine turns out as successful, seen pouring an endless amount of ink behind the now blocked entrance before Ink Bendy pops up. After Ink Bendy flees away while the first floor of the studio begins flooding and collapsing, the Ink Machine lowers back by the chains, descending to lower levels as Henry will later witness during his journey.
  • In Chapter 2: The Old Song, a blueprint of the Ink Machine can be found on the office desk inside Sammy's office, which reveals some evident pieces about how the Ink Machine was made. Later on once escaping the ritual room, if one looks to the right where there's an ink puddle, one can see the Ink Machine being lowered with some sand sacks. After escaping from the ritual room, if walking backwards to the locked door from the ink pool to prevent Ink Bendy from popping out, Henry can hear the second Ink Machine itself running along with the whistle made from Bendy.
  • In Chapter 3: Rise and Fall, the Ink Machine can be seen being lowered if one goes into the corridor on the right in the trailer room entered by the lever task with Boris. There is a smaller different 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.
  • In Chapter 4: Colossal Wonders, the Ink Machine can be seen being lowered at the end of the cavern just after one of Henry's horror visions ends. The Ink Machine can also be heard within the Haunted House.
3DRealInkMachine

A realistic version of the Ink Machine seen in Joey's garage.

  • In Chapter 5: The Last Reel, towards the end, the Ink Machine appears which is seen being lowered to the giant Ink Machine, revealed as only a small part of a bigger mechanical complex localized in the deep caverns of the studio.
  • In the epilogue, an old, realistic version of the Ink Machine can be seen in one of the rooms of Joey's apartment. It appears to be very rusty and dirty, much smaller, has small wheels on the bottom, and lacks its chains.


Bendy and the Dark Revival

2019-07-19

The Ink Machine as it appears in Bendy and the Dark Revival's title reveal trailer.

The Ink Machine will return in Bendy and the Dark Revival.

Trivia

  • InkMachine3D

    An old model of the Ink Machine in early beta.

    From old updates before the release of Chapter 4, the Ink Machine had a very different model. The machine looks far smaller, lacking pipes underneath it along with some amount of details, and missing the chains above.
    • The Ink Machine's beta model found above one of the stairways is still used for Chapter 3, however.
    • The current design of the Ink Machine is revealed to be inspired by fans' favorite parts from the beta Ink Machine in The Archives.
  • Strangely, the plans for the Ink Machine V2 seen from Chapter 2 and 3 almost look, if not, identical to the beta version of the Ink Machine from older updates before Chapter 4's release.
  • When morphing the ink toy in Chapter 3, the Ink Machine that is shown is the beta model of the Ink Machine.
  • In Chapter 3, the sound of the activated 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.


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Audio

Description Audio
The prototype ambiance for the Ink Machine running.
Ambience Machine
The beta looped sound of the Ink Machine running.
SFX Ink Machine Run Loop 01
The prototype ambiance for the Ink Machine after Ink Bendy appears.
Ambience Laser
The current looped sound of the Ink Machine running.
Sfx ink machine working loop
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
A looping sound of the Ink Machine lift mechanisms.
Sfx ink machine moving loop
The sound of the Ink Machine's ascent concluding.
Sfx ink machine stop
The sound of the Ink Machine being lifted from the darkness.
Sfx ink machine unlock

References

  1. "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
  2. Inkmachineplans.png
  3. JoeyPapers.png
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