Pixel Lab

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Pixel Lab

The Pixel Lab (formerly the Instructional Design Center) strives to provide quality, expert technical and creative support services to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's students, faculty, and staff.

Pixel Lab Services

We provide the following services.

  • Posters & Large Format Printing, Mounting & Lamination
  • Color and Black & White Laser and Photo Copies
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Production

Large files can be sent to us via UNL Dropbox.

Our Hours

Weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our Location

123 Henzlik Hall
Lincoln, NE
(402) 472-2258


Graphic Design

Note: This position is currently in the process of being filled. We hope to resume these services soon.

At the Pixel Lab we strive for perfection in what you need and want in Graphic Design and illustration. We have a wide variety of software to use in creating the images and design you need, whether it is a brochure, poster, or flyer… almost anything can be created so don't be afraid to ask!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Can you help me create a poster for a conference for me?
A. Yes! Give us about a week and a rough idea of what you want (letter size sketch will work). We will make a proof copy for you to look at and approve before we print the final product.

Q. What about web graphics?
A. Yes, we can design web graphics for you, however we do not design web pages.

Q. How long does it take to print a poster…after the design?
A. That will depend on how many posters we are printing before yours. At times we can have posters and projects backed up for a day or so. It is good to be prepared. If you are participating in a poster session or conference, it is best to allow a week as volumes are quite large during these times.


Color and Large Format Printing

The Pixel Lab has professional printing services available to faculty, staff and students.

  • Color and B&W: (high resolution)
  • Letter size to tabloid laser and photo copies
  • Large format printing up to 59" wide x 120" long
Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What software do you support?
A. The following are available on both the Mac and the PC platforms:

  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Adobe Photoshop

Q. What file formats are supported?
A. pdf, photoshop, jpg, ai, eps, and many others. Call for the latest information.

Q. How do I bring a printer friendly file? A. Always include graphics and fonts.

Software specific tips:

  • Illustrator — convert text to outlines or PDF
  • Photoshop — flatten image or PDF, 200 - 300 ppi at actual printed size
  • InDesign — export as print quality PDF or Package with all fonts and links


Video Production (CEHS Only)

We can provide studio and field shoots in mini digital video format.

  • Digital non-linear editing
  • Production design and video graphics
  • Royalty free music
  • Audio/Video Compression
  • Convert computer files for use in video

We can duplicate both audio and video materials in the following formats.

  • CD
  • DVD
  • Mini DV

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can you duplicate my audio/video?
A: Yes, we can duplicate between a variety of formats: DVD, Mini-DV, CD, etc...

Q: Can you make multiple CD/DVD copies?
A: Yes, depending upon quantites and timeframe needed.

Q: Can you convert my audio/video to different formats?
A: Yes, we can convert to most of the common Mac and Windows formats.

Q: Can you compress my audio/video for a media project or the web?
A: Yes

Q: Do I need anything before I bring my project to you?
A: Yes, you will need to bring a preliminary script or job description and all relevant copyright permissions.

If you have any questions you can contact us at 472-2258.

Pixel Lab Staff

Valerie Crook
Manager, Pixel Lab

Full Valerie Crook bio
Dan Hartig

Dan Hartig
A/V Producer

Jeff Holland
Project Associate

Teri Kaluza

Teri Kaluza
Clerical Assistant II