How many patches are you measurning? I'd want at least 918 for an Epson.
Your lighting sounds OK (few users have either which is a shame). The Solux are awesome and usually the issue is controlling their brightness in relationship to the luminance of the display. But you seem to have a bigger issue (a color cast). You also need to examine how you're calibrating the display (what white point?). So is this a color cast on the print or you're just not happy with the screen to print matching?
I'm using the default 2 page RGB patch inside Eyeone Match. I have an apple 23inch LCD, the older one with the plastic bezel. I calibrated it to 6500K. As for the last part of your question, I guess I'm not expert enough to tell the diff (color cast vs screen to print matching), I just would like the print to be more predictable.
I check the profile I created under colorsync and I noticed that the profile does not hit 0,0,0 for black, (as I inteprete it). The original epson profile hits the point where the X,Y and Z axis meet.
let me volunteer as much info as I can...
1) I use "perceptual" under softproof and also when printing.
2) The colorspace of the printed files are usually in sRGB
3) The patch is printed from Eyeone Match (think you advised againt printing inside PS CS2), with color control off in the printer control panel
4) Color control is either
a) managed inside photoshop, off in printer control panel
NOT managed inside photoshop, using colorsync in printer control panel
c) softproof and converted to profile, and all color control off
thanks for jumping in, you're great.