Prevent HP printers from printing multiple copies

We have third party software that after an upgrade is erroneously multiple copies of print jobs.  It is sending two print jobs to the printer queue, and also setting Copy Count in each print job to 2.

Until they fix the software, I thought there was a way to get HP printers (fairly current printers like HP9040, 8150, 4250) to ignore the Copy Count setting.

Using the PCL6 driver I disabled Advanced Printing Features and also enabled mopier mode.  Also tried the HP Universal Printing PS with the same changes.

Copy Count is still functioning.

Any ideas on how to get an HP printer to ignore Copy Count?  

I can't imagine there is a simple way to attack this in the other direction by blocking the second print job.

Thanks in advance.
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DansDadUKCommented:
As far as I'm aware, there is nothing that you can do to prevent multiple copies being printed, if the print job itself includes Page Description Language (PDL) 'instructions' to set the copy count.
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dakota5Author Commented:
I suppose you are correct.

Have you heard of any print queue software that lets a user modify the settings in the PDL header of the print job?  I could modify the copy count in a paused printer queue, then transfer the corrected print job to a non-paused queue
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DansDadUKCommented:
>> Have you heard of any print queue software that ...

No.

It would be quite difficult to do, as this 'software' would have to cater for the different mechanisms used by the various different PDLs in use.

For example, PCL6 (PCL XL) print jobs:

may include a PJL command (within the PJL 'job' header) to set the number of copies for the job (how this is interpreted depends on the collating options and capabilities of the device);
may also set the page copy count on a per-page basis, using an appropriate Attribute List with each PCL XL EndPage Operator.  
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