Pixel Lab

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Pixel Lab Helping visualize and demonstrate ideas

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.


Research Posters

Click on the links below to download the corresponding template for a research poster. You can choose from three different sizes for either Adobe InDesign or Microsoft PowerPoint. When you click on the link a zip file will be downloaded. This zip file includes: the InDesign or PowerPoint file, links or images that were included in the file, and an example PDF of what the poster should look like. For help and other tips when using these templates you can call or drop by the Pixel Lab.

**The 39" x 29" Poster can be scaled up to 48" x 36" at the time of printing if requested.

More templates coming soon.

Contact, Hours, and Pricing

Project Request Form

email link       dropbox link

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.

Price Estimator
Our Hours

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

Our Location

123 Henzlik Hall
1430 Vine Street
Lincoln, NE
(402) 472-2258

price list


Color and Large Format Printing

How long does it take to print a poster after the design is finalized?

It's best to allow for 7-10 days if you are preparing a file for a poster session or conference as our volume of work is significantly high prior to events. Most of the year, the production turnaround is much faster - often 1-2 days.

What file formats are supported?

PDFs are best. By saving your file as a PDF, you avoid many font and graphic errors. Also accepted: Photoshop (psd), jpg, ai, eps and others.

NOTE: all files submitted are considered final. You will be responsible for any revisions or reprints after the initial submission.

How do I supply a printer-friendly file?

  • Save the document as PDF, if possible.
  • If sending the original file, include graphics and fonts.
  • For best results, no matter what software you use, create your file at the size you would like it to print.
  • Make sure any photos or graphics are set at 150-300 pixels per inch (ppi). If you are not sure about the resolution, we can check your file.
  • To send files larger than 5MB, we recommend uploading them to UNL Box (box.unl.edu) and then emailing the Box link to pixel-lab@unl.edu. Also include your job specifications such as due date; print, laminate and/or mount; due date; billing information such as cost object or payment method; contact information; etc.

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

Graphic Design

We create original brochures, posters, digital signs, infographics, event logos, postcards, flyers, programs, handouts, tickets and much more. Arrange a meeting with our graphic designer to discuss your communication goals, text (copy) photos, graphics, budget and timeline. You will be provided with a proof(s) before final printing. Please proofread carefully as you take final responsibility for accuracy and payment.

What about web and social media graphics?

We can design graphics for digital/online use, however, we do not design web pages or manage social media activity.


Photography is offered on a limited basis Mon.-Fri, 8am-5pm by appointment only. CEHS projects are given priority. Both studio and location shots are available.


Video Production (CEHS Only)

What production services do you offer?

  • Studio and location shots in digital HD format
  • Digital non-linear editing
  • Production design and video graphics
  • Royalty-free music selection
  • Compression of audio/video for digital and web use.

Can you duplicate my audio/video?

Yes, we can duplicate between a variety of formats: DVD, Mini-DV, CD, etc. (VHS is available at Love Library.)

Can you convert my audio/video to different formats?

Yes, we can convert to most of the common Mac and Windows formats.

How should I prepare for my video project?

  • Contact videographer to check availability and reserve date and time.
  • Involve videographer and copywriter (if available) in stakeholder planning meeting.
  • Determine/specify audience. (Example: peers, faculty, students, archiving, general public, donors, etc.)
  • Specify goals and objectives for video. (Example: a learning outcome, a response, behavior change, communication, fundraising, etc.)
  • Plan to keep message clear and concise to make the video more engaging and the process more efficient.
  • Create a basic script, storyboard and schedule.
  • Have image release and copyright forms filled out and endorsed.
  • Determine location of video shoot and coordinate details such as parking, any special location access or permissions, contact information, and etc.
  • Contact videographer throughout process, especially as video shoot nears to confirm all details and logistics.

Pixel Lab Staff

Valerie Crook Manager, Pixel Lab

Full Valerie Crook bio
Dan Hartig

Dan Hartig A/V Producer

Teri Kaluza

Teri Kaluza Customer Service Associate

Mary Thompson Graphic Designer

Loren Rye Large Format & Digital Printer

Emily Slattery Project Associate