The link will take you to a New York Times article on CNet.
We've wondered aloud on the show about the longevity of CDR and RW as well as DVDR and RW media burned at home, but the subject of printed documents and photos has not come up, that I can recall. Here is a hint at the life expectency of photos printed on ink-jet printers. There isn't a lot of data here, because not a lot of reliable data exists. However; there is a rating system detailed here that may guide you when buying a new printer. Plus, there are web links that may take you to more data as it develops.