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

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You can use the following control to upload large files to us. Please be sure to email us your request first and include the same email address below.

Our Hours

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

Our Location

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

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Graphic Design


At the Pixel Lab we strive to produce graphics that help you communicate your message to your intended audience. We work to ensure that your materials produce their intended results.

We have a wide variety of software to use in creating the images and design you need, whether it is a small publication, 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! We can provide you with templates that conform to the University graphic standards. We can help you download and navigate these files to your own needs. We can also create original posters and work from your original sketch.

Q. What about web and social media graphics?
A. Yes, we can design web graphics for you, however we do not design web pages or manage social media activity.

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. How long does printing take?
A. Please plan ahead. We print on a first-come-first serve basis. During times of high volume, up to one week lead-time may be necessary.

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. Save document as pdf if possible. If sending the original file, 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 HD 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

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Dan Hartig

Dan Hartig A/V Producer

Jeff Holland Project Associate

Teri Kaluza

Teri Kaluza Customer Service Associate

Mary Masur Graphic Designer

Loren Rye

Loren Rye Large Format & Digital Printer